10 things you probably didn’t know about the border kibbutzim that starred in Gaza war
For instance, many old-timers remember when Gaza was considered a friendly place: To this day, some remain in touch with Gaza residents formerly employed in their homes.
More than 50 agricultural communities, most of them kibbutzim, dot Israel’s 32-mile border on the east and north of the Gaza Strip. Some sit right on the edge, while others are situated a few kilometers away – though still within easy range of Hamas rocket and mortar fire. Barring times of war and isolated incidents, these pastoral communities tend to mind their own business and not make waves.
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