I Don't Want to Live in Fear in 2013

I live near the Gaza border, but I do not want another year of reinforced concrete or Iron Domes or helicopters and war planes flying overhead day after day after day. It’s time to lift the blockade on Gaza and enter into negotiations with Hamas for a long-term ceasefire.

It’s eerily quiet here now that the rocket attacks have stopped. My family is trying to return to normality and forget what happened. We were lucky; the rockets did not hit close enough to cause physical damage but we’re all still traumatized.