It’s routine under the occupation: On any night soldiers are liable to raid any house in the territories and do as they wish. Sometimes it ends with nothing, a futile search. Sometimes it ends with arrests. It always involves great fear and sometimes even death, as in the tragic case of Maryam Ayad, 60, who died during a superfluous nighttime search in which nothing was found.
Nobody thinks about the terror these searches sow among thousands of little children, women and old people. Nobody thinks about the blatant and crude invasion of the privacy of peaceful citizens while they are sleeping. Palestinians, as you know, are never “trauma victims,” that’s for Jews only. It happens every single night and sometimes it ends badly, very badly.