The Wrong Brother

The Israeli soldiers hammered on Abed al-Rahman al-Ahmar's door at 3 a.m. last Nov. 22. Wearing night-vision goggles, the soldiers hauled him out into the darkness to the olive grove in front of his Bethlehem home to shiver with his parents and siblings, al-Ahmar's family recalls. "Where's your brother Bilal?" the soldiers demanded. Al-Ahmar said he didn't know. After two hours, al-Ahmar's family says, one of the soldiers spoke into a radio headset: "We don't have the package, but we have the brother of the package." That was al-Ahmar. The soldiers took him away for questioning. He still hasn't come...

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