A woman surveys the damage after her home in Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, opposite the central Gaza Strip, was hit by a rocket, July 11.
(photo credit: FLASH 90)
It is hard to imagine a more peaceful way to spend a summer day than walking around Kibbutz Mefalsim. Located near the southwest corner of Israel, the community of 800 residents is simple and well-kept, marked by neat, grassy areas and simple, functional buildings. In the mid-summer heat, groves of eucalyptus provide refreshing shade around the grounds.Around the perimeter of the community, kibbutz orchards are in full bloom, giving the air a sweet, pungent taste.