Anxiety in Ashkelon
July 30, 2014 15:35
A visit to the embattled southern city, where running to the bomb shelter has become routine.
Daliat al-Carmel native news reporter Ziad Halabi..
(photo credit:ARIEL ZILBER)
On a recent trip to Tel Aviv, Hilla Moridan says she stood and looked around her as a rocket siren sounded. The panic that ensued, the apprehension on people’s faces, the sheer terror that brought the country’s second- biggest city to a momentary standstill – it made her laugh.It wasn’t the laugh of a sadistic observer who takes joy in watching an entire population choke up with tension. Rather, it was the empathetic laughter that was tinged with a sadness, even envy, one that only a resident of Ashkelon could be permitted to express.