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Contestants in ‘Big Brother’ house run for shelter as rockets fired toward Jerusalem

Amy Spiro is a reporter and writer with The Times of Israel.

Contestants on Israel's 'Big Brother' asleep just before an air raid siren sounded in the house on August 7, 2022. (Screenshot)
Contestants on Israel's 'Big Brother' asleep just before an air raid siren sounded in the house on August 7, 2022. (Screenshot)

Contestants on Israel’s “Big Brother” were a little less cut off from the outside world earlier this morning when they ran for shelter after incoming rockets triggered air raid sirens.

Sirens sounded in Neve Ilan, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, where the “Big Brother” house is situated, when terrorists in Gaza fired a volley of rockets toward Jerusalem that fell short.

The competitors were instructed to enter the protected room located inside the “Big Brother” house.

The rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome.

Producers on the show, which airs on Reshet 13, had chosen not to update the contestants on Operation Breaking Dawn, which began Friday afternoon.

In a statement following the sirens, Reshet says it has now informed the competitors about the situation.

Yesterday, Reshet said it was opening access to its 24/7 live feed of the house to everyone in Israel for free in light of the security situation — as a way to provide entertainment for those stuck at home. TV providers Yes, HOT, Cellcom and Partner have also opened up many of their channels for free.

At the time of the siren in Neve Ilan, Reshet cut the live feeds from inside the house and viewers did not see the residents running for shelter.

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