At an Israeli Hospital, Palestinian Girl Finally Gets Mother's Healing Touch

Four-and-a-half years-old Nada Sheikh from Rafah, who was severely injured by a fire and hospitalized in Israel, was reunited with her mother this week.

Everyone in the room is choked up with tears. An attractive young woman dressed in black enters. Her steps faltering, her face pale, she is palpably tense, overwhelmed. It’s midday. Sitting on the hospital bed is a little girl, with a misshapen face and body. A wisp of a girl, burned, scorched, scarred and charred. Her head is bandaged, as are her thin legs. Her whole little body is...