Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday night in Ashkelon
All afternoon and evening we heard Iron Dome system intercepting rockets , at one point 3 at once .The last one was around 9 pm. We went to sleep and woke up at 4 am to the familiar sound of a siren. This meant Iron Dome missed a rocket going our direction .
We ran under the stairway which is what we can do in 30 seconds and waited. No boom sound was heard . After a couple of minutes we went back upstairs .Gily, ( 9 years old) took her blancket and pillow to sleep in the living room , much closer to the safe area in our house . Ron , 16 was on facebook with all his friends that were all up.
It was difficult to go back to sleep .In the morning I saw on the news that the siren was a rocket that passed Ashkelon and Ashdod and landed in an open field . Beer Sheva had a successful interception too. Kiryat Gat that doesn't have a system , was target too. Shabat morning, we are hoping for a quiet day.