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An Israeli Iron Dome missile fires to intercept a rocket from Gaza Strip in the costal city of Ashkelon, Israel, on July 5, 2014.
An Israeli Iron Dome missile fires to intercept a rocket from Gaza Strip in the costal city of Ashkelon, Israel, on July 5, 2014.
(TSAFRIR ABAYOV/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

WORLD INSIDER

On Gaza’s border, kibbutzniks keep on rocking amid the rocket fire

Checking out the Israeli front lines around Gaza for signs of an imminent military ground invasion today, I stumbled on a concert by one of Israel’s most popular singers, Rami Kleinstein, in one of the most unlikely venues.

He was performing underground at the Nahal Oz kibbutz, which is just metres from the border of Gaza, due east of Gaza City. His audience was group of about 50 mostly older kibbutzniks who were thrilled to have him play for them to break up the monotony of their day.