Israel, the country I live in, is currently engaged in a brushfire war (which could escalate into a full-scale war) with Hamas in and around the Gaza Strip. For the last several years, Hamas and other, smaller groups were launching rockets from Gaza into southern Israel, with relatively little physical effect (they rarely hit anything) but a big psychological effect putting a lot of fear into the locals' lives. A few days ago, Israel killed the Hamas military leader by the way of precision airstrike, prompting Hamas to launch rockets at Israel en-masse. Israel, of course, responded in force. BIG force - a lot of aerial bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
So far 3 Israeli civilians and 28 Palestinians - mostly civilians - have been killed in the current round of the conflict.
evening, the Israeli government has decided to call 75,000 reserve
soldiers into active duty. This probably means ground war.
I wanted to reassure you that I live in Rehovot, outside the range of
most Hamas rockets, and study in Tel-Aviv; therefore, I'm in the area
which is rarely hit. I'm also not in the IDF or its Reserve. So I'll be
fine, I think...