Sderot, One Year After the War

The anniversary of the Gaza war is soon approaching, and that means articles looking back at how Gaza has fared in the last year. A fair enough angle, as long as the MSM examines how the other victims — in Sderot and the western Negev, that is — are doing.

Credit NPR for this Sderot dispatch: Shell Shock Lingers For Israelis After Gaza War

Real estate prices have jumped 30 percent, and employment's at an all-time high as businesses return to the city.

But residents continue suffering trauma, and expect another rain of rockets:

"We went through a really, really tough period here," Dahan says. "Finally, I'm building the shelter. But I don't trust it. I think in Gaza they are preparing more advanced weapons that the shelter won't protect me from."

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