Nov. 22, 2018
Life in Israel under the Shadow of Hamas Rockets – Stephen Daisley (Spectator-UK)
Midway through coffee at a cafe at Yad Mordechai junction, four km. from Gaza, a soldier came running in to warn of a Red Alert, warning of incoming rocket fire.
There is a calm exodus to an improvised bomb shelter. This is the second time in 30 minutes that our group of British journalists has had to flee from a Hamas rocket.
At Sapir College, just outside Sderot, Zohar Avitan, the director of academic studies, jokes about two colleagues comparing the time they have to reach a bomb shelter.
The man, who lives in Sderot, has 20 seconds, while a female colleague from Ashkelon has 40. “What do you do with all your free time?” he enquires.