Nearly a third of residents in southern Israel consider move Dec 04, 2019 0 786 12345 DPAJerusalemNearly a third of residents in southern Israel, often in the firing line of rockets from the Gaza Strip, are considering moving due to security concerns, a poll said on Tuesday.The poll conducted by the Knesset Research and Information Centre found 28 per cent of people in the south have thought about leaving.Half of all residents of southern Israel say they don’t feel safe, mainly due to fears over rockets. However, the main reason Arab residents say they stay, even though they may not feel secure, is family considerations, while Jewish residents cite economic matters.The Centre additionally found that 33 per cent of residents do not have a bomb shelter near their home and 42 per cent lack one at home.The poll surveyed 1,400 people living in both northern and southern Israel.While no Israelis were killed or seriously injured in last month’s flare-up between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, residents do suffer stress symptoms related to the rocket attacks.Militants from Islamic Jihad had fired over 360 rockets into Israel; in response Israel conducted airstrikes killing over 35 Palestinians, mostly militant fighters, according to Palestinian authorities.The Gaza Strip has been under a blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt for more than a decade. Human rights groups have criticized the blockade for restricting the movement of Gaza’s 2 million residents. RELATED ARTICLES Iraq parties, allies debate new premier as violence hits capital, shrine cities Dec 04, 2019 0 195 Two soldiers killed, seven injured in roadside bomb in central Mali: Army Dec 04, 2019 0 1357 Syrian refugees leave Lebanon to head back home Dec 04, 2019 0 153 Zimbabwe’s Mugabe left $10 mn, 10 cars, a farm and two houses Harare: Zimbabwe’s late former president Robert Mugabe left US$10 million, 10 cars, a farm and two houses, details of his estate released on Tuesday revealed. The state-owned Herald newspaper said his daughter, Bona .. US ends freeze on $100 million in Lebanon aid AFP Washington US President Donald Trump’s administration said on Monday it has released $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon that had been quietly frozen for months amid US complaints about the clout of .. Trump slams govt crackdown in Iran, defends Iranians ‘killed for protesting’ AFP London US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced Iran’s crackdown on anti-government protesters, as rights groups said the death toll had soared. Protests erupted in Iran on November 15 after an announcement .. 23 killed, dozens injured as fire engulfs factory in the Sudanese capital Khartoum: Twenty-three people were killed and dozens injured as a fire triggered by an explosion in a gas tanker tore through a factory in the Sudanese capital on Tuesday, officials said. Thick plumes of black smoke .. Iran videos hit internet revealing scope of crackdown Nicosia: Videos showing harrowing scenes of bleeding protesters, burning roadblocks and snipers on rooftops have emerged after Iran lifted a near-total internet blackout, opening a window onto what analysts say was ..