Monday, December 26, 2005

False siren rattles Jerusalem Residents

Shabbos on Monday?

From Ynet:

Jerusalem mystery: A one-minute siren blared across several Jerusalem neighborhoods around 2:50 p.m. Monday, prompting rattled residents to contact Ynet and report the unusual incident.

In emails to Ynet, Jerusalemites said they do not know why the siren went off, but some admitted they were panicked by the sound.

"Did a war break out or something we don't know about?" one reader wrote.

Notably, Israel has a system of air raid sirens across the country but they are also used for other purposes, such as the traditional Holocaust Day siren.

(Don't forget the Shabbos siren!)