This morning around 6 in the morning rockets launched from Gaza started raining on the town. The explosions sounded really close and at one point the swish of a rocket filled the house. It was terrifying. I started saying shema' which I haven't done in a long time. The blitz lasted for about one hour and a half.
Now, I am accustomed to rockets. I have been living with the threat since 2001. There were many close calls during those 11 years, many times when it felt my legs had abandoned me.
However, I feel that this time is different. While the homefront command is telling us to remain not more than 15 seconds away from a shelter, this time it seems that it took just two or three seconds between the red alert and the strike, which would indicate either that Hamas have drastically improved the so-called "home-made" rockets, or that the launch site is a lot closer than it used to be.