Friday 24 November 2017

Gulf War fears haunt Tel Aviv as missiles fall

WHEN the air raid siren begins to bawl, you have one minute. You can hide in a safe room or crouch in the stairwell of an apartment block to take shelter as the first missiles since the Gulf War in 1991 target Tel Aviv.

If you are caught outside on open ground, you will just have to lie down, cover your head and hope you don't win the lottery of death in this escalating conflict.

But while the locals are well drilled, having been in the army and lived with conflict for decades, the Irish here are not as war hardened.

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