Escalation in the Middle East "It’s the First Time I Have Been Afraid of my Neighbors"

A new Gaza war appears to be developing in the Middle East. But this one isn't just pitting the Israeli military against the militants from Hamas. Hostilities have also erupted between Jewish and Arab Israelis.
By Alexandra Rojkov in Lod, Israel
Israelis seeking shelter in Givatayim, a town near Tel Aviv. The attacks from Gaza are more intense than ever before.

Israelis seeking shelter in Givatayim, a town near Tel Aviv. The attacks from Gaza are more intense than ever before.

Foto:

Ziv Koren / Polaris / laif

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Palestinians on Temple Mount

Palestinians on Temple Mount

Foto: Mahmoud Illean / dpa
Gil Gabay, a resident of Lod who lives in a building home to both Jewish and Arab Israeli families

Gil Gabay, a resident of Lod who lives in a building home to both Jewish and Arab Israeli families

Foto: Jonas Opperskalski / DER SPIEGEL
"It's the first time that I have been afraid of my neighbors."

Gil Gabay

A Lod resident in front of his burning car.

A Lod resident in front of his burning car.

Foto: Heidi Levine / AP
An Israeli artillery attack on Gaza.

An Israeli artillery attack on Gaza.

Foto: Abir Sultan / epa
Israeli police and arrested Arab Israelis in Lod

Israeli police and arrested Arab Israelis in Lod

Foto: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP