Tourist tip #88 / What to do when the sirens go off
The past days have seen a storm of rockets from Gaza raining down on Israel, some reaching the vicinity of Tel Aviv. When the sirens go off, be sure you know where to go and what to do to stay safe.
Yesterday, the rocket sirens went off in Tel Aviv for the first time since the Gulf War in 1991. Perhaps because the city's residents are so unpracticed in responding, many simple froze. At least that was the scene at the cafe where I was enjoying a beer with my cousin. For the first half of the siren, she insisted it was an ambulance. Slowly, those around us took note, standing as if ready to run but unsure...
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