Well it finally happened ! I was in the right place at the right time to see the Israeli defence shield in action !!
I had just finished visiting Elias’s family this afternoon (full story in my next post) and Elias & I were standing by the taxi rank outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem when the sirens howled across the city.
A few seconds later I saw three streaks of white fly into the late afternoon sky to the south west. Two exploded in white balls and the other a created a massive orange glow which gradually died into two white balls in the sky.
The sirens died and the hubbub of the city noise returned to normality. Then BOOM ! The noise of one of the defence missiles exploding ripped through the city of Jerusalem and a great cheer rang out from the Palestinians outside the Damascus Gate. Then another BOOM followed by cheers. Then the final BOOM and cheers. Jerusalem city life returned to normal, traffic moving and people scurrying here, there and everywhere.
Ralph xox ❤
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