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Israeli soldiers prevent Palestinians from leaving the southern West bank city of Hebron on September 22, 2013 following the death of an Israeli soldier after he was shot by a suspected Palestinian gunman.(AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

• Two Israeli soldiers have been killed since Friday by suspected Palestinian gunmen, acts which the United States condemned in a statement. [Reuters]

• The second vistim was 20-year-old sargeant Gabriel Koby, who was shot by a sniper while guarding Sukkot worshippers in Hebron. [NYT]

• Egypt has banned the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its assets confiscated, the first step in a likely larger crackdown on the group and other supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi. [NYT]

• Qassem Suleimani is the Iranian operative you’ve never heard of, who’s currently running the show in the Middle East and directing Bashar Assad’s war in Syria. [New Yorker]

• A Gloria Steinem comic book exists. I repeat, a Gloria Steinem comic book exists. [Explore]

• Sinkholes and low water levels are destroying the Dead Sea, and Eetta Prince-Gibson explains how it happened. [Slate via Moment]





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