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Images of the war between Israel and Lebanon in the media are of violence, death and destruction. But amidst the chaos, the lives of innocent civilians on both sides of the border must go on. For an average Israeli from the Northern part of the country, the war has turned ordinary life upside down. The shops are closed, Universities have postponed the dates for final exams, and not many people are able to go to work. Nimrod Ron grew up in the Northern city of Nahariya, and now lives in Karmiel – 10 km from the Lebanese border. Like many other Israelis, his family left Nahariya, to live with relatives near Tel Aviv when the war began, but Ron decided to stay. He said his new daily routine is now dominated by the sound of a shrieking siren, signaling that Hezbollah rockets are on their way.

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