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.

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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?”

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

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

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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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