Released From Israeli Prison, Traumatized by Newfound Freedom

Two men from a village near Ramallah came home last week after nearly three decades in Israeli prisons for murdering a soldier. They say they believe in peace – but are not sure Israelis want to listen.

They come from the same village. Now they live in two neighboring houses that they’d never seen before, opposite one another on a road lined with cypress trees, decorated with their pictures. Their families built the houses for them, in place of the ones that the Israel Defense Forces demolished 28 years ago, after the two men were arrested.