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    Posted November 18, 2012 by
    Eshkol Region, Western Negev, Israel

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    Dodging Rockets


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter adeleraemer captured the moment on Monday in Nirim, Israel near the Gaza border when an abrupt announcement on loudspeaker alerted residents to incoming rocket fire. She was out walking her dogs at the time, and ended up crouched by the side of a building covering her head. "Your stomach turns, you forget about everything but flight to safety," she said. She managed to reach safety and later entered a nearby bomb shelter, where many other residents who have remained in the area were gathered. "We could hear the landings very clearly from within the shelter, and the tv (which is always on in the background) showed all of the places that were being hit," she added.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Do you have pets? I have two dogs. They welcome me home joyously. They are a delight, but also a responsibility. Especially during war time. There are people who live in the war zone on the border with the Gaza Strip, who would like to go to a safer place, but mobility with pets is not always easy – or even possible.

    I remained in my border-lying settlement out of choice. But as a dog owner, I still need to take them for a walk twice a day. The clip I posted is not dramatic. It is the documentation of what one needs to deal with sometimes when walking your dogs on a usually bucolic, quiet kibbutz on the border with the Gaza Strip, in wartime.

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