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Palestinians Make Brief Trips Home, Return to Refugee Camps

Glass and debris littered the road to Ahed Marouf's house in a northern Gaza town on Monday as he rode on a donkey cart with his wife on three children to check on their home during a seven-hour truce declared by Israel. What they saw when they reached Beit Lahiya, near the Israeli border, persuaded them to return to their temporary shelter in a U.N.-run school in nearby Jabalya refugee camp. “It did not feel safe,” said Marouf, a 30-year-old farmer. “At our house, windows were...

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