Letter from the Gaza Strip: Who Wants to Settle Here?

The children's sandbox in Kfar Darom was obviously built for peaceful times. It sits beneath a ficus tree, shaded from the Middle East sun. But these days the box is mostly empty, since the tree provides no cover from the "sniper house" across the road. Regular salvos from the second floor of the unfinished Palestinian house rake the settlement, home to 250 people.

It's not just during playtime that the children of Kfar Darom face harm. With the Palestinian tactic of attacking settlers in full swing, danger is always present. Last Tuesday a bomb ripped into an armored school bus,...

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