Latest update: July 9th, 2014
The warning sirens are screaming and the rockets are threatening a wide swath of the tiny land of Israel.
So far on Tuesday, July 8, sirens alerted residents of Beer Sheva, Gush Etzion, Tel Aviv, Herzliya and Jerusalem to race to the closest bomb shelters.
The municipality of Jerusalem issued a notice that all bomb shelters in the city must be opened, and directed residents to a site on the location of the closest shelters. Private homes with safe rooms large enough to take in others were asked to do that to ensure everyone has a safe place to wait for the emergency to end.
A rocket struck a home in Jerusalem, but no one was injured.
In Tel Aviv, the municipal government issued a state of emergency and ordered all bomb shelters be opened.
The Jewish Press will continue updating this story throughout these ongoing attacks.
About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.
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