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Kiryat Shmona had just been hit by a barrage of Katyusha rockets from Lebanon. During Operation Peace for the Galilee the IDF bombed Hizbullah targets day and night. Kiryat Shmona became a war zone. I drove up with a photographer from the Ma'ariv newspaper. As we arrived, a katyusha rocket flew in, missing us by a about 100 metres.
I couldn't get hold of my wife to let her know that I was going up to cover the situation. I did, however, leave her a message ... and also asked her nicely to record the Indian cooking program on BBC that night ...