The United States called for an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council over the firing of rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip.
Several bomb shelters in Ashdod were ordered to remove signs indicating they are for men only.
A ‘men’s only’ bomb shelter in the Israeli town of Ashdod refused to admit a female Knesset aide. She went instead to a women’s shelter — but it offered no protection against rockets.
Deborah Meghnagi Bailey was supposed to be on vacation with her husband in the Galilee. But then the sirens wailed in Jerusalem and she found herself in a bomb shelter.
Rachel Kadish’s creative non-fiction class at Bar Ilan University took place in a bomb shelter on campus. Little did she know how metaphorical the setting would become.
In countries that were bombed during World War II, those who were alive at the time always saying how being in the bomb shelters brought people together and created a sense of community. Not everyone saw things this way when Israel’s bomb shelters opened during the recent Gaza offensive.