A Battered House, a Shattered Palestinian Family

Four months after their son was killed by the IDF, the Awad family awoke this week to find their home being stormed by soldiers and another son being dragged away.

As if flung there, Najela Awad lies on a thin mattress on the floor in a corner of her room. Her blanket covers every inch of her − even her wounded, bandaged head − as she whimpers in pain. The 26-year-old was hit in the head by a concussion grenade, one of many the soldiers fired into her house. She was taken to the hospital with three wounded sisters; she needed eight stitches to close up the cut...