Minutes after I began this entry on Thursday, July 10 at about 6:00 PM, sirens sounded here in Jerusalem for the second time since Hamas, the people of Gaza’s elected terrorist government, began the latest round of rocket fire against Israeli homes and schools. Marcia and I counted 6 explosions after the sirens sounded yet we remain hopeful that, as was the case two nights ago, none in Jerusalem were harmed by the attack. Soon after the excitement ended, a friend told us that she, while waiting at a nearby Jerusalem bus stop, had watched first hand as Iron Dome missiles intercepted two incoming rockets overhead.
A man stopped traffic to hop out of his car and take pictures.
The rockets, of course, came from Gaza, the territory that Israel ceded to the Arabs nine years ago in hopes of furthering peace.