Chanan Wizner
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Gaza war aftermath: 'We will be here for eternity'

While the August ceasefire which ended the 50-day conflict between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza has held, families on both sides of the border continue to suffer the devastating effects.

This past summer, millions of Israelis lived under regular rocket attacks from the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Attacks surged after Israel launched an offensive to restore quiet to its communities.

During the operation, more than 4,500 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel, killing six civilians, wounding scores and sending residents fleeing to shelters. Sixty-seven Israeli soldiers were killed and hundreds wounded in battles with Palestinian fighters.

More than 2,100 Palestinians - mostly civilians, according to the UN - were also killed during the conflict. Israel says it killed at least 1,000 militants.

Chanan Wizner, a teacher and father of 11, spoke to BBC News about the difficulty of uprooting his family from their home.

  • 06 Oct 2014
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