nomika zion

It’s hard to explain to people who don’t live here what further escalation means to the people of Sderot, and the surrounding region, what it means to live in a war zone constantly. It’s easier to endure three weeks of war than to survive a never-ending conflict. It’s the continuum, the passing years, the cumulative experience, the resurfacing anxieties, the trauma with no post-trauma.
—  Nomika Zion, in a letter to Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu she wrote during the Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip in November. She is the founder of Migvan and member of a grassroots organization of citizens from Sderot who call for a nonviolent solution to the ongoing conflict.