Hamas Wanted an Israel in Mourning. Hamas Got Its Wish

Much of Israel is in quiet mourning over an unthinkable possibility: That this horrible reality is the way things are going to be, off and on, forever.

A little while before the air-raid sirens started, I was walking home with groceries. I saw a woman who works at the bakery, crossing the street. She was wearing sunglasses which looked borrowed. There was a cigarette where the unfettered smile had gone.