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)
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Two IDF Soldiers Killed This Weekend

Plus Egypt bans the Muslim Brotherhood, and more in the news

by
Stephanie Butnick
September 23, 2013
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 Soleimani 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]

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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