New tensions in an old conflict
My wife, six children and I have taken to huddling in our living room, says Refaat Alareer in The New York Times. We reckon that’s “the place least likely to take a stray hit from Israeli missiles”. Part of me wants to take the kids outside, so we’re not “sitting ducks” – but at least at home we would “die together”. This is life in Gaza, where Israeli missiles are raining down on us once again. Our children are being killed: 31 at the last count, along with 88 adults. Our homes and infrastructure are being destroyed. And with talk growing of an Israeli land invasion, the population is “living in constant dread”.