WorldViews: Israelis unnerved by a new round of warfare using text messages

By Ruth Eglash, July 13, 2014

JERUSALEM — On the same morning that the Israeli military dropped thousands of leaflets on residents in the northern Gaza Strip warning them of an impending military strike and urging them to leave their homes, thousands of Israelis in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and elsewhere received on their smartphones what initially appeared to be official text messages. First, they warned residents to stay close to bomb shelters, indicating an impending rocket attack from Gaza, and then they warned of suicide bombers who may have infiltrated the public shelters. Here's one of them:

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