Capturing the Moment: The Gulf War strikes Israel

The Gulf War - Saddam's Scuds attack Israel - "Capturing the Moment."

September 18, 2016 19:01
Gulf War

Israelis wear gas masks and hazmat suits at their home during the First Gulf War. (photo credit: YAAKOV SAAR/GPO)

Capturing the Moment: We present to you historic moments worthy of commemoration in pictures. The Jerusalem Post was present for these moments over the years, and we are proud to commemorate them, one-by-one, in retrospect.

The Gulf War - Saddam's Scuds attack Israel - "Capturing the Moment."

More than a quarter of a century ago, Israel came under a new threat from the east as Saddam Hussein lashed out at the United States' closest ally in the Middle East with a barrage of Scud missiles.

This picture was taken as Israeli civilians took shelter in their home with gas masks, fearing Saddam would unleash his store of chemical weapons on the Jewish state. It is a snapshot symbolizing that Israel is in a tough neighborhood and its civilians have persevered and thrived while surrounded by near constant threats at its doorstep.

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