(CNN)As the sirens went off over Jerusalem, two families on opposite sides of the city rushed to their air-raid shelters.
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While the world watched on as bombs rained down on Gaza and rockets flew into Israel last year, one Israeli girl and one Palestinian girl grabbed their phones.
"My family and I were gathered in our shelter and the next thing I know is that I've got a text message from my Palestinian friend," Toot, a 17-year-old Israeli told CNN.
"She's sitting in her shelter with her family and she's asking if I'm alright and if everybody is OK.
"It was amazing. For a Palestinian girl to text an Israeli girl and ask if everything is alright? It's showing that we're creating something different."