Gaza Diary: Trying to Sleep Between Explosions

Gaza journalist describes life in the coastal enclave under Israeli attack: 'We went to sleep early to spend as much time in bed as possible, before the loud explosions resume. At least, for now, our house wasn't damaged.'

Making sure the radio batteries were full and flashlights were close at hand while staying as far as possible from open windows, my two sisters and I were doing the traditional preparations we always make for the expectedly hard nights. Trying to get a full hour of sleep has become a big dream for people here in the Gaza Strip, and I’m no exception. However, we went to bed early that night to try to sleep as many...