How Israel’s New Government Created Peace on the Gaza Border

Two communities located next to Gaza, Kibbutz Alumim and neighboring Nahal Oz, represent polar opposites when it comes to politics. But now, Naftali Bennett’s ‘government of change’ has finally brought them together

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Avi Fraiman, left, Gabi Ben-Dov, Adi Shklar and Eran Braverman meeting at Kibbutz Alumim last week.
Avi Fraiman, left, Gabi Ben-Dov, Adi Shklar and Eran Braverman meeting at Kibbutz Alumim last week.Credit: Eliahu Hershkovitz
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz

Barely two miles separate Alumim from Nahal Oz. Located close to the Gaza border, both these kibbutzim are known to be convenient targets for Hamas rockets and incendiary balloons. And whenever tensions flair between Israel and Gaza, they are among the first to feel it.

As kibbutzim go, both are medium-sized, with around 400 to 500 residents each, and both rely heavily on potato farming.

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