The window through which Salam Amira, 16, filmed the moment when an Israeli soldier shot from close range a handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainee has a large hole at its centre with cracks running in every direction.
"Since my video was shown, the soldiers shoot at our house all the time," she said. The shattered and cracked windows at the front of the building confirm her story. "When we leave the windows open, they fire tear gas inside too."
This teenager demonstrated a great deal of personal courage by filming this incident, then making it public. Courage is never about not being afraid; it's about being afraid, but ultimately doing the right thing.
Salam knew the risk she was taking, but took it in behalf of all the Palestinian people who have been mistreated by the Israeli military.
What Salam did was to tell the truth through this video, and that's why her family is being persecuted by the Israeli military.
Memo to the Israeli government: you are courting a public relations nightmare in punishing this teenager and her family.
Making them martyrs will have the absolutely opposite outcome from the one you're trying to create. This issue will not go away as long as you continue to persecute Salam and the Amira family.
Sos here's a radical idea; you don't like the negative publicity, CHANGE THE IDF'S BEHAVIOR. That is the real problem: not that it continues to get documented, as it was in this case.