ISRAEL GAZA (ADDS VIDEO) – Israeli communities near Gaza Strip ‘scared to death’ as violence escalates

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The silence of rural life of Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip has been interrupted by sirens amid an escalation of tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in recent days.

“We are scared to death and we want this to end,” Eduardo Polonsky, a 61-year-old farmer who lives in the Or HaNer kibbutz, one of the many Israeli agricultural communes bordering the Gaza Strip, tells Efe.