A Palestinian Farmer Reclaims His Land, for Now

Making use of an controversial army order that forces settlers off of land they have seized illegally, a 60-year-old Palestinian last week was able to return to his family's field for threshing season. The next tussle over the plot, however, may not go so smoothly.

Early on a cold morning last Friday, Mahmoud Abed-Haj stood at the edge of his village of Jalud in Samaria and observed the nearby Esh Kodesh outpost....