I’m reading about the 3 Israeli tanks and 2 military bulldozers which invaded Beit Hanoun land earlier today, Israeli soldiers razing land and burning 5 dunums of farmland, according to local witnesses. Meanwhile, I’m vaguely aware of the hum of Israeli warplanes that have been polluting Gaza’s skies for the last 10? 20 minutes…? I don’t know exactly, at some point awareness of them occurs, then fades away…all is normal.
An explosion. Distant attack or sonic boom? People outside continue as before, so it is a sonic boom.
And as I type, I again become aware that the roar of Israeli warplanes is overhead again. So we’ll wait for the next explosion.
…and there it is, 10 minutes later. Normal.