Train services between Ashkelon and Sderot in southern Israel have been halted due to security reasons.
Constant war and fear has scarred people on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In his last column written hours before his death this week, Leonard Fein calls for compassion.
Sitting on a leather sofa in flip-flops and shorts, smoking and eating snacks, a group of middle-aged Israeli men look like they are watching a soccer match on TV, but they are perched atop a hill overlooking the Gaza Strip watching a very different kind of contest.
A few years ago, someone who wanted to move to the Israeli town of Sderot near Gaza for ‘quiet’ would have been dismissed as a lunatic. But now the town is booming.
Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed on Thursday in a southern Israeli border town that U.S. President Barack Obama mentioned in a speech on his arrival in Israel a day earlier.
A Kassam rocket fired from Gaza struck Sderot as children returned to school after summer break.