Tensions are high on the kibbutz, on campus, in the country, everywhere. We're safe down here in Ketura, but concerned and confused at the Institute. Yesterday we had a peaceful protest to the violence on both sides. It was empowering. Today I slept a lot, but tonight we had a student-run activity to talk things out some more. There is a lot of emotion. Everyone walks around with a cloud over their heads. Some people didn't come to the activity, which was really frustrating. It was optional, of course, but still we were hoping to come together and talk and listen for solidarity's sake for the people who needed it, if nothing else. I hope we have more protests, but there is the chance it is illegal for foreigners to protest. The law seems to be unclear.
Here's some pictures of the protest.