Attempts at diplomacy were returned with an increase in violence. Whether a thousand miles away or a few kilometers from rocket attacks, sorrow is shared between enemies.
The Egyptian Prime Minister tried to quiet violence between nations that have been fighting for decades. As the diplomatic journey ended, attacks only intensified.
Israelis blame repeated and unprovoked attacks in civilian areas for the recent combat. Retaliatory air strikes in Palestinian territories have claimed the lives of soldiers and civilians.
For the first time in over 30 years Tel Aviv is a target. Technological advancements and harsher tones have many people fearing all out war.
KSEE24 spoke to people in Israel who described feeling rocket blasts close to their homes. Both Israelis and Palestinians are well prepared for attacks due to the extensive history of the conflict.
We also met up with a local Muslim who has family in Palestine. He spoke of feeling anxious and helpless about not knowing if his family is okay.
Everyone KSEE24 spoke with expressed a desire for the violence to end. We reached out to numerous Jews and Muslims, living locally and abroad. Both sides also expressed a reluctance to give an interview because they didn't want to inflame an already tense situation.