Families Held Captive


WAITING GAME: Baroud longs to see her son, imprisoned in Israel

Ghalia Baroud's every emotion is on display when she speaks of her son, Ibrahim. Sitting in her tidy home in Gaza's Jabaliya refugee camp, surrounded by pictures of Ibrahim — jailed since 1986, at the age of 21, for taking part in attacks on Israeli troops — she is by turns furious and woeful. She doesn't deny her son's actions; what almost all Israelis see as terrorism, she sees as justified resistance. But when asked about the parents of Corporal Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held [an error occurred while processing this directive] captive by Palestinian militants since June 25, she is instantly empathetic....

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