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Middle East Amid Israel-Gaza violence, a personal drive to preserve humanity and hope

It's a challenge to prevent fear from overwhelming compassion. Even before the latest violence, animosity and distrust have run deep on both sides of the Israeli-Gazan border. For some Israeli residents of the region, there's no alternative but to reach out to preserve hope.

Dina Kraft

Minutes after Imad walked into the kibbutz dining hall just over two weeks ago he was engulfed by a wave of Israelis hurrying to him with open arms, pulling him in for long hugs.

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