Israelis in Tel Aviv remain defiantly blase as barrages from Gaza bring conflict closer

By Ruth Eglash, July 9, 2014

TEL AVIV — It was noon on Wednesday, but the blazing midday sun had not deterred Nira Eilam and two friends from getting together outside a cafe for a quick coffee and chat.

Neither, Eilam said, had the latest barrage of rockets aimed at this city from Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, several of which set off air raid sirens Tuesday and Wednesday.

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