On the Israel-Gaza Border, the Line Between War and Peace Has Blurred

Smoke rises from an explosion after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, May 5, 2019 (AP photo by Hatem Moussa).
Smoke rises from an explosion after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, May 5, 2019 (AP photo by Hatem Moussa).
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SDEROT, Israel—For the Ozeri family, as for many others in Sderot, a small Israeli town just half a mile from the Gaza Strip, the children’s bedrooms double as bomb shelters. That’s where Adina Ozeri, her husband and their five children all slept the weekend of May 4. Throughout that weekend, “Code Red” public address alerts pierced the air, as Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza fired over 600 rockets into Israel in a span of two days. Four Israeli civilians were killed and dozens wounded in this latest round of violence, including one man who left his bomb shelter for […]

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