It was not an easy task, because we have large windows and even more glass windows over the doors, so the hall would be light. I did the mental search more as an intellectual exercise. Finally, remembering advice I had heard that if you're really stuck get under a heavy blanket, on Friday, I got a brainstorm. How about hiding in the front coat closet?
About a half hour after lighting Shabbat Candles, suddenly it began to wail, the siren, up and down, like a terrified child's cry echoing over and over. What was I supposed to do? "This must just be some sort of malfunction," I tried to convince myself.
But I found myself taking the Torah Tidbits I had been reading and sat in the coat closet wondering if I was being an idiot. Light came in from the front door and hallway, so I continued reading and heard neighbors talking as they passed by.
After awhile I returned to the couch.
The Defense Ministry has Shiloh in the Jerusalem District, so when they realized that Hamas was trying to bomb Jerusalem we were put on alert.
Two rockets landed outside of Jerusalem Friday evening as sirens rang out, causing no injuries or damage. Police reported there was "no indication" that rockets landed in the city, stating that "most likely, the rockets landed in an open area outside of Jerusalem."Yes, Hamas has declared war on the entire State of Israel. We mustn't forget it!
Hamas took credit for the attack, claiming to have shot "an improved Kassam," which it called an M-75, towards Jerusalem. The launch represents the first Hamas rocket attack aimed at Jerusalem.
|Israelis took cover from a rocket attack on Friday during the funeral for one of the three people who |
died in a rocket attack the day before in Kiryat Malachi.