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Qassam hits Sderot (Archive photo)
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Sderot: Rocket siren used as ringtone
(VIDEO) Reuters photographer turns tune of siren, used to alert Sderot residents of Qassam rocket, into mobile phone ringtone
VIDEO - The Red Dawn alert system's tune has in recent days become a hit among youths in the rocket-stricken town of Sderot.


The tune, perhaps being used in a humorous way to deal with the tense situation, has been turned into a mobile phone ringtone.


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Yehuda Peretz, a Reuters photographer in the south, is the person behind the ringtone. He recorded the sound of the siren and managed to turn it into a ringtone on his mobile phone.


"I didn't think it would become this popular. Now mainly teenagers are asking me for the ringtone and I decided to give them the opportunity to download it. Many have already downloaded it to their mobile phones," he said.


Peretz said some parents are not happy with the new ringtone, as at times the sounds cause panic among residents. He said the use of the ringtone is increasing from day to day.


"The more Qassams fired, the more teenagers use it. Maybe it's the opportunity to escape from the troublesome reality here," said Peretz.


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