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Hoping for a normal summer
August 13, 2014 17:31
Residents of the neighborhoods surrounding Gaza are slowly returning home, though the tension is still in the air.

Locals from towns bordering Gaza watch IDF activity from a hill in the region last week.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

For Orit Zadikevitch, the return home to Kibbutz Kfar Aza with her four children last week was something of a relief. After spending a month away in the North to avoid the rocket fire, she was ready to go back to the kibbutz with hopes of a normal summer routine for her family.

“It’s so nice to be home again,” says Zadikevitch, who was born and raised on this secular kibbutz in the Sha’ar Hanegev Region. Her parents, who live on the kibbutz, were among its founders in 1957. Her sister also lives there with her four children.


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