My sister, Sasha, sent this account of a Hamas rocket attack today:
Just before 8 this morning [Thursday, July 10] on the way back from Ben-Gurion Airport on the Ayalon [freeway] to Tel Aviv, the rocket sirens were blazing. I was in a state of shock and almost disbelief that the sirens were going off on my way back to Tel Aviv. I suddenly realized what was going on as I put my window down and heard the sirens blasting and every single car on the highway pulling over.
As I looked to my left, a woman was crouched down, hysterically crying. My cab driver and I pulled over and immediately crouched down on the ground next to the car. We did so for a few minutes.
As every person was down on the ground with not a single car moving, we heard a loud boom overhead — the Iron Dome shooting down the four rockets which were aimed towards the Tel Aviv area, shot using long-range missiles from Hamas in Gaza.
My heart was racing, as I was in disbelief and shock that this was happening. After the loud boom we stayed on the ground for a few minutes longer until everyone got back in their cars and resumed their commute towards Tel Aviv as usual.