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US orders sanctions on Israeli settlers in occupied West Bank

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The United States has imposed sanctions on some Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, as the war in the Gaza Strip continues.

On Thursday, the US President issued sanctions on four Israeli men it accused of being involved in settler violence in occupied Palestinian territory.

The sanctions come as President Joe Biden conceded that the level of violence against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank was getting out of hand.

 

 

The four individuals will face financial sanctions and visa bans in the US for their alleged involvement in the acts.

The move marks a turning-point in the US’s stance on Israel, with the western power previously supporting Israel’s right to defend itself.

At least 26 900 people in Gaza, most of them women and children, have been killed since October.

US State Department Spokesperson, Matthew Miller, says the alarming levels of violence in the West Bank is unacceptable.

He’s also criticised the Palestinian “extremists” for their contribution in the war.

Written by: Naomi Kobbie

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