Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Silence Broken in Haifa
Things have been relatively quiet in Haifa over the last few days. The last sirens, on Sunday, turned out to be false warnings. But this morning around 10:13, the air raid warning sirens sounded and I met my roommate in the hallway. We listened to a bunch of far off booms. On the news they're now reporting that the booms we heard didn't fall in Haifa itself. I'm not sure how my plans for today will be affected. The truth is that no one was surprised about today. Every Haifan I spoke to yesterday said it was "the silence before the storm". I don't know if we will have more alarms but usually where there is one, there are two, three, four, up to nine alarms a day.