Palestinian protesters shout slogans during a protest in Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on November 16. Thousands of angry Palestinians rallied across the West Bank, urging Hamas militants to “bomb Tel Aviv” as Israel pursued an air campaign on the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket attacks.(AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinian protesters shout slogans during a protest in Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on November 16. Thousands of angry Palestinians rallied across the West Bank, urging Hamas militants to “bomb Tel Aviv” as Israel pursued an air campaign on the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket attacks.
(AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Alarm Sounds in Jerusalem

November 16, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
Thoughts about what we heard tonight during the rocket attack.
 

For most of the week, Jerusalem is really noisy. That’s one reason why I love Friday nights. It’s so quiet. Tonight, though, was an obvious exception. It started around sunset, with the deafening sound of air raid sirens. That lasted for less than a minute. Then, moments after the alarm stopped, we heard two distinct thuds in the distance—they were bombs that exploded about seven miles from our apartment.

After that, we heard the most disconcerting sound of all: Palestinians celebrating explosions that were happening in their own city. It was sobering reminder of how deep and bitter the division is within Jerusalem.

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