Our Israeli correspondent MC has recorded a series of videos in his hometown of Sderot. All of the footage was taken since yesterday’s rocket attacks from Gaza began. Below are the first three videos; from what Vlad tells me, there are at least two more to come.
In these three installments you’ll see, among other things, a middle school protected by a special armored superstructure to keep students safe from rocket attacks. You’ll see a playground where the brightly-painted play structures — such as a huge caterpillar that children can run through — are made of reinforced concrete so they can double as bomb shelters. And you’ll see the launchers for Iron Dome interceptors, which are able to stop most of Hamas’ rockets before they hit the ground.
This is daily life in Sderot.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for editing and uploading this videos.
MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.