Many times Israelis experienced days of terror from the rocket attacks and most had to hide in unsuitable conditions. These abandoned shelters were supposed to be maintained by the Israeli government but, unfortunately, funds were not available for the older buildings, thus thousands of residents were forced to find shelter in basements and under stairways.
Residents have only a few seconds to find shelter but most of the shelters are neglected.
Letter from the Abraham family:
Three years ago in July (2006), while the children were on summer vacation, instead of having fun and enjoying our time together, we had “fun” in our bomb shelter for 34 days.