Author: Laura

Life in Israel

200,000 Internal Refugees Cope With Dislocation

Adrift in their own country, around 200,000 evacuees from southern Israeli communities around Gaza and those in the north near the Lebanese border have not been home, nor felt at home, since October 7, 2023. Those who suffered the immediate shock of the southern attack and northerners who confronted escalating skirmishes endure psychological and social consequences.

The North of Israel is Under Fire, Internal Refugees Flee

While attention is riveted on Gaza, over 80,000 Israelis near the Lebanon border have fled. Since October 7, the north of Israel has been shelled daily by Hezbollah, a Shiʿi terrorist organization with close ties to Iran. Hezbollah has ten times the fire power of Hamas and is capable of launching thousands of missiles every day. More than ten years ago, it declared its intention to invade Israel, with a plan identical to that used by Hamas on October 7,