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July 17, 2014 09:58
Jerusalem’s streets are far from empty during the hostilities, but there is an undeniable sense of tension in the air.

Escalator repairmen stand at the bottom of the escalator alongside city shoppers at the newly renovated Hadar Mall in Talpiot this week.. (photo credit:SARAH LEVIN)

Friday morning was, at first glance, no different than usual in the Mahaneh Yehuda area and at the First Station. But a second look revealed the slight change that had come over the area since the Color Red siren went off the evening before – namely that there were far fewer people in the streets than one would expect during the summer vacation.

Apart from that, a stranger couldn’t tell that the scarcity of people on the streets was the result of a series of rocket and missile attacks on the country. There was no apparent stress, no particular tension – though the main topic of conversation buzzing around the bus stops was the “situation.”


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