monkey-bar-smiles.jpgSix months after Israel ended its bruising offensive against Gaza Strip militants, the people of the rocket-scarred border town of Sderot are enjoying their calmest stretch in recent memory, reports the AP.

Playgrounds are filled with children, stores are bustling, and the town’s public swimming pool is open for the first time in five years. The fact that the attacks have all but ended has improved the atmosphere and set the stage for possible talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

(Continue reading AP article in the Wash. Post)

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