Life under fire

Jerusalem’s streets are far from empty during the hostilities, but there is an undeniable sense of tension in the air.

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July 17, 2014 09:58
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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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