The ringing of the mortar round through the air and the shockwave of its explosion present the stark reality faced by Gaza-border residents for the past 14 years.
Michael Wagnon, a 25-year-old student, is in Israel for a project on the life of residents in conflict zones. Wagon, who studies history at Hawaii Pacific University, said he filmed the clip at around 10:30 am in the kibbutz where he has been residing for the past month.
"It wasn't the first time I was caught in a mortar or a missile attack," Wagnon told Ynet, "but it was one of the more central that hit the kibbutz."
Wagnon said there was no nearby shelter for him to find cover. "It was very chaotic, everyone was very afraid, there is a shelter here near the football field but we were very far. I was kind of in the open when it happened."
Barel Efraim contributed to this report.