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Palestinian children leave class in the Fakhit school in the West Bank region of Masafer Yatta in August 2023. Activists say the school is under threat of demolition by Israeli authorities. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

The scene in the West Bank’s Masafer Yatta: Palestinians face escalating Israeli efforts to displace them

Masafer Yatta in the occupied West Bank is comprised of villages that rely on farming and shepherding to support Palestinian families. Illegal Jewish settlements are making it difficult to live there.
A memorial is left inside a bomb shelter near the Supernova music festival, where eyewitnesses reported Hamas members gang-raping and killing women. Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Hamas’ use of sexual violence is an all-too-common part of modern war − but not in all conflicts

Sexual violence can be used as a weapon of war. Hamas’ use of sexual violence was likely meant to show its power over Israeli women and girls and to humiliate Israeli men and Israel’s military.

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