Sirens and Destruction Spark Panic in Ashkelon

When the booms ended, the army of photographers, reporters, police and just the curious hurried on to the next target in the southern Israeli city.

The noise of a fighter plane was deafening and a girl broke out in heart-breaking shrieks: "Mommy, mommy." When her relatives tried to calm her down, telling her it was a plane, the warning sirens once again wailed, rising and falling. Color Red, another Color Red in Ashkelon. Dozens of residents, mostly Ethiopian and a few Russians, hurried in a panic to hide in the stairwell of their home, which just...