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Israelis Kill at Least 5 Palestinians in Last 2 Days as Gaza Blockade Tightens

HeadlineSep 20, 2023

Israeli forces killed 19-year-old Palestinian Durgham al-Akhras during a raid near Jericho in the occupied West Bank earlier today. His grieving father decried his killing.

Mohammed al-Akhras: “He is an unarmed citizen, a child. He has nothing to do with all this. … Durgham is an unarmed person. He is a civilian. Whoever walks the streets should be shot just because he is one of our people?”

One day earlier, on Tuesday, Israeli soldiers killed another four Palestinians, including three in the occupied West Bank, in a raid on the Jenin refugee camp, with 20 others injured. Separately, in the Gaza Strip, 25-year-old Yousef Salem Radwan was shot dead by Israeli soldiers.

On Sunday, Israel said it is keeping the Beit Hanoun crossing closed as it violently cracks down on Palestinian protests. Beit Hanoun is the only operational crossing for Gazans to enter Israel, including some 18,000 Palestinians who work in Israel.

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