The Yeshivat Orot settlement in Israel, located right on the Gaza-Israel border, has recently reopened after an attack by Hamas. The attack on the seminary killed one student and injured two more. The Yeshivat Orot seminary was one of the first in the area to open, symbolising a sense of hope that those living along the border could create a safe community and build a better life. Unfortunately, this attack has changed local views and attitudes. The attack, which occurred at around 6 am local time, possibly involved at least one anti-tank missile that was fired from Gaza and struck an area next to the seminary. Following the missile strike, a firefight between Israeli security forces and Hamas fighters broke out. The IDf responded to the attack by launching a series of airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza. The Yeshivat Orot seminary was closed for a week while local police and security forces investigated. After the investigation, the seminary reopened for classes and programs. Unfortunately, the attack demonstrates the volatile situation and constant security risks in the area. There is hope that the reopening of the seminary and the return of classes and programs will help to restore a sense of normalcy for the community. The settlement has also been working to implement plans to improve safety and security in the area, including improvements to the fencing system around the seminary. This attack comes at a particularly challenging time, as both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have been unable to come to an agreement and violence has flared in recent weeks due to Hamas rocket fire and Israeli air strikes. Hopefully, the reopening of the seminary will be an important first step towards restoring peace and stability along the Gaza-Israel border.