Five-year-olds Know the Siren Drill, While Tel Aviv Parents Try to Keep Calm

One week into Operation Protective Edge, many families in central Israel are struggling to make their children feel safe.

After one week of rocket sirens, Eva Ira’s five-year-old daughter knows the drill. She knows that when the siren blares, she has to go somewhere safe, whether the shelter in her kindergarten, or her bedroom, which is the safest place in the family’s Herzliya home. “It’s like a game for her,” says the 32-year-old, who works at an advertising company in Tel Aviv. At night, however, her daughter is...