Code Red sirens sound as a red sun sets over south Israel
Beautiful or not, there was no anger or aggression in Sderot , just helplessness and quiet sorrow.
A little before 6 P.M. Tuesday, the siren went off near the northern entrance to Ashdod. It was rush hour, and already dark. But hundreds of Israelis quickly abandoned their cars and lay down in the sand by the side of the road, covering their heads with their hands, as per instructions. Parents sheltered children with their bodies, and a vast silence reigned.