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Top stories: Israeli forces kill several Palestinians in West Bank + News wrap 1/27/23 + Student video

January 27, 2023


Thursday was the deadliest day in the occupied West Bank in two decades. Israeli forces raided Jenin and killed 9 people. In response, the Palestinian Authority cut security coordination with Israel. There were also reports of rocket fire into Israel from Gaza, which is controlled by the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

If time is short, watch the field piece from the start of the video to the 3-minute mark.

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Five Facts

  • Who are the groups and individuals included in the story?
  • Where did the Israeli military carry out their attack?
  • What happened during the attack and after?
  • Why did Israel conduct their raid in the Palestinian refugee camp, according to Israel’s new government?
  • How might the attacks result in a continuous cycle of violence?
  • When did the raid take place?

Focus Questions

1. As young people, you study military violence and the history of war for many years of your life. But these problems persist in the world today. How do you feel when you watch stories about violence and often death? What questions do you have about decisions by leaders? Effects on everyday people just trying to live their lives?

2. Media literacy: Why did the Palestinian Authority reach out to the United Nations following the raid? Do you think there’s enough historical context in the story to answer this question? How could you find out more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

3. Optional, if short on time: See, Think, Wonder: What do you notice? What does the story make you think? What do you want to find out more about?

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