Tuesday, June 6
Guarding Israel from Gaza
An IDF tank stands sunset guard at a break in the security barrier with northern Gaza at the Israeli farming community of Nativ Haasera. Thousands of Palestinian-launched Kassam rockets and mortars have rained down on residents here and at cities, towns and farms like this one throughout the area in recent days and years, with lethal results, and extensive damage to buildings and structures. The several hundred residents, here, however - most former evacuees from the Israeli pullout from the Sinai in 1982 - say they're holding fast to the land, their homes and agricultural businesses, and are not considering another evacuation - this time from Israel proper.