Israelis Are Taking “Bomb Shelter Selfies”

“There’s a selfie for everything so why not?’”

They have been documenting their experiences on the Bomb Shelter Selfie Facebook group and with the hashtag #BombShelterSelfie.

The creator of the Facebook group is Sara Eisen, a resident of Beit Shemesh. She told Haaretz: “There’s a selfie for everything so why not bomb shelters?”

Eisen explained that the group was a way of “showing the world that we weren’t letting this get to us”.

She recalls that she originally wanted to call it Bomb Shelter Bombshells but her husband told her it was over the top.

One member of the group stressed that the photos was their way of “expressing survival”, and that despite their smiles, “there is heaviness in our hearts”.

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