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On Day 248 of the US-Backed Israeli Genocidal War on Gaza Strip, Massacres, 40 Palestinians Killed, 218 Injured, with a Death Toll of  37,124 and 84,712 Injuries

June 10, 2024 

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Editor's Notes:  

Here are some initial (not final) statistics, which show the Israeli war crimes against humanity, during the current Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip:  

By June 10, 2024, the initial death toll of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza Strip is 44,124+.   

This includes the accounted for deaths (37,124 and those who are still missing under the rubble (Corrected on April 18, 2024: 7,000+). 

By June 10, 2024, the documented injuries exceeded 84,712 and more than 2,520 civilians have been abducted from Gaza Strip. 70% of deaths were for children and women.

By June 10, 2024, 533 Palestinians who were killed, 4,419 who were injured, and 9,165, who were abducted by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank, since October 7, 2023 (Some of the detainees have been released).

By May 21, 2023, the Palestinian death toll in Gaza included 15,000+ children (43%).

By March 4, 2023, the death toll also included 13,420+ children, 8,900+ women (more than 72.8% of the accounted for victims), 364 doctors and medical staff, 132 journalists, and 48 civil defense workers. 

By May 25, 2024, the Government Media Office (GMO) said that the Israeli occupation forces killed 493 health personnel and kidnapped 310 others of them.

By January 17, 2024, about 661 detainees from Gaza are currently languishing in Israeli prisons as illegitimate combatants (the Israeli term for Palestinian fighters) in addition to more than 50 women from Gaza, who are detained in the Damon prison, noting that 8 women of whom have been recently released.

By March 4, 2024, the Government Media Office (GMO) said that the Israeli occupation forces killed 493 health personnel and kidnapped 310 others of them (May 25, 2024), destroyed 155 health institutions, 32 hospitals, 53 health centers, 126 ambulances, displaced 1.9 million Palestinians, and destroyed 360,000 housing units, about and 60% of the buildings and infrastructure in Gaza Strip.

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GMO reveals latest statistics on Israeli genocidal war on Gaza

Saturday 3-February-2024, GAZA, (PIC)

The Palestinian Government Media Office (GMO) in the Gaza Strip revealed on Saturday the latest and most significant figures on the Israeli ongoing genocidal war on the Gaza Strip since October 7.

This announcement comes as the latest updates from the GMO, showing the scale of human and material damage that resulted from the Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, on its 120th day.

The statistics demonstrated latest updates on the numbers of martyrs, missing, and wounded people in addition to the sick, displaced and prisoners as well as numbers of damaged structures and infrastructure.

Below are figures released by the GMO about Israels violations over the period of 120 days since the start of its genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

(2,325) Massacres (34,238) Martyrs and missing people. (27,238) Martyrs who arrived in hospitals. (12,000) Child martyrs. (8,190) Female martyrs. (339) Martyrs of medical staff. (46) Civil defense martyrs. (122) Journalist martyrs. (7,000) Missing, 70% of whom are children and women. (66,452) Wounded.

(11,000) Wounded people in need of travel abroad for treatment, (life-saving and critical cases). (10,000) Cancer patients facing the risk of death. (700,000) Wounded with infectious diseases as a result of displacement. (8,000) Cases of viral hepatitis infection due to displacement. (60,000) Pregnant women at risk due to the lack of health care. (350,000) Chronic patients at risk due to blocked medications.

(99) Cases of arrest among health personnel. (10) Cases of arrests among identified journalists. (2 million) Displaced people in the Gaza Strip.

(140) Government headquarters destroyed. (100) Completely destroyed schools and universities. (295) Partially destroyed schools and universities. (183) Completely destroyed mosques. (264) Partially destroyed mosques. (3) Destroyed Churches.

(79,200) Completely destroyed housing units. (290,000) Partially destroyed and uninhabitable housing units. (66,000) tons of explosives dropped on Gaza. (30) Hospitals knocked out of service. (53) Health centers knocked out of service. (150) Partially targeted Health institutions. (122) Destroyed ambulances. (200) Destroyed archaeological and heritage sites.

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Due to the Israeli genocidal war, the specter of famine looms over the Gaza Strip, as nine out of 10 children suffer from acute food poverty, June 10, 2024 Palestinian young men, Ma'hmoud Al-Nabrisi, from Al-Fari'a and Yousuf Abdul Dayim, from Dthinnaba, were killed by the Israeli occupation soldiers in the West Bank, on June 10, 2024
Thousands of Palestinian civilians, including medical staff, have been abducted by Israeli occupation forces during their ongoing genocidal
war on Gaza Strip, June 10, 2024
Three Palestinians were killed on Monday and others were injured, including children and women, in an Israeli occupation bombing on eastern Khan Younus, June 10, 2024
40 innocent Palestinian civilians were killed and 218 were injured,
mainly children, women, and elderly, by the Israeli genocidal air
strikes and bombardment on Gaza Strip, on June 10, 2024
An injured Palestinian child being carried to the hospital, as children, women, and the elderly continue to constitute the vast majority of the victims of the Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, June 10, 2024
 
Grieving the death of family members who were massacred by the
Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on central Gaza Strip, June 10, 2024
Carrying the dead and injured, to the hospital in Dair El-Bala'h, who were victims of the Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on central Gaza Strip, June 10, 2024

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"  ۖ   ۚ " ( 17: 7). 

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

"Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul, unless for a soul, or for corruption in the land, it is as if he had killed humankind entirely" (The Holy Quran, Al-Ma-ida, 5: 32).

"And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him, and has cursed him, and has prepared for him a great torment" (Al-Nisa, 4: 93).

"If you do good, you do good for yourselves; and if you do evil, (you do it) to yourselves" (Al-Isra, 17: 7). 

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While brutal force has been used to create Zionist Israel and sustain it thus far, Zionist claims to Palestine are false. Actually, from the five thousand years of known written human history, there has been a continuous Palestinian-Canaanite presence in the Holy Land. Despite the Zionist false claims, the ancient Israelites ruled part of the land for only 85 years (during the reign of Prophets David and Solomon , peace be upon them, and Solomon's son).

 After that, the Egyptians conquered Palestine-Canaan in 925 BC, followed by Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, before the Arab Muslim rule, starting from 636 AD.

By the Time Jesus, peace be upon him, started his mission, the three population groups of Canaanites, Palestinians, and Israelites were melted together in religion and language. Most of them became Christians when Constantine converted in 313 AD. Then, most of them became Muslims in the 7th and 8th centuries AD.

So, Palestinian Muslims, Christians, and Jews are the ones who have the right to claim descent from ancient Israelites, Palestinians, and Canaanites, not Zionists from other continents.

No matter what the Zionists and their supporters do, they cannot change the will of God, Who promised the Holy Land to Abraham and his descendants, basically the Palestinian Muslims and Christians.

No matter how much persecution and aggression the Zionists and their supporters inflict upon the Palestinian people, they will never be able to force them out of the Holy Land, which Allah, praise to Him, promised for them, and kept His promise ever since.

This is a necessary brief background to understand the US-Backed Zionist Israeli continuous wars against the Arab nation generally, and the Palestinian people in particular, which included the wars of 1948, 1956, 1967, 1978, 1982, the brutal crushing of the two Uprisings (1987-1993 and 2000-2004), 2009, 2012, 2014, 2021, and the current genocidal war on Gaza (Since October 7, 2023), which has culminated a blockade of Gaza since 2007. In addition, the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime launched so many covert operations, raids, and air strikes on many Arab states since 1948.

The following news stories are just examples, not a systematic record, of the Israeli occupation government abuse, mistreatment, and violations of Palestinian human rights, on daily basis.

More detailed news stories can be found at the following sources:

http://english.wafa.ps/, https://english.palinfo.com/, https://imemc.org/, https://paltoday.ps/ar/


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Editorial Notes about terms & names of people and places:

1. Names of people and places have been standardized to match standard Arabic grammatical rules.

2. Underlined letters and letters preceded by an apostrophe are references to Arabic letter sounds, which does not exist in the English alphabet.

3. The English letter i is equivalent to the Arabic short vowel known as kasra, as in Ibraheem and Qasim as well as in the English words sit and bit. So, it is incorrect to use it as a long vowel for such Arabic names as Jameel and Jibreel.

4. The English letter e is equivalent to the Arabi short vowel known as fat'ha, as in A'hmed and Mu'hammed.

5. It is more accurate to refer to the
land-grabbing Israelis, who establish illegal settlements in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, as illegal Israeli settlers, than referring to them as colonists.

The term colony is a reference to a large entity or a country, such as American states before independence. It was also a reference to Egypt, and India, when they were British colonies.

In addition, the term "colony" represents a positive nostalgic theme, in the minds of native speakers of English, particularly in America and Britain.

6. It is more accurate to use the verb "abduct" than the verb "detain," in reference to taking Palestinian citizens by force to prisons and interrogation centers, by Israeli occupation regime soldiers. This is because the presence of the Israeli occupation regime forces is illegal in the Palestinian territories, and they have no jurisdiction over the Palestinian people.

Click here for more about using the apostrophe and the underlining of letters in the transliteration of Arabic names.

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Amnesty calls for release of Palestinian surgeon Khalid Al-Serr

Monday 10-June-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

Amnesty International called on Israel to order the immediate release of Palestinian surgeon Khalid Al-Serr from the occupied  Gaza Strip, who has been held by Israeli authorities in conditions that amount to enforced disappearance since 24 March 2024.

Israeli authorities must immediately disclose the whereabouts and legal status of all Palestinian health workers from  Gaza who have been forcibly disappeared and release them unless they are charged with an internationally recognizable criminal offense and prosecuted in proceedings that respect international fair trial standards, the rights organization said.

Pending Dr. Khalid Al-Serr s release, authorities must disclose to Dr. Khalid Al-Serr s family his fate and whereabouts and grounds of detention and ensure his access to a lawyer, medical care and family members.

Palestinian doctor Khalid Al-Serr , 32, was detained by the Israeli military from Nasser hospital in Khan Younus in the southern  Gaza Strip.

Since then, he has been held in conditions that amount to enforced disappearance. More than two months on, Israeli authorities continue to conceal his fate and whereabouts; the scraps of information that his family have been able to receive only came from his colleagues and from released detainees. 

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Hospital records 50 malnourished children in northern Gaza

Sunday 9-June-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

A hospital in northern Gaza has recorded 50 Palestinian children suffering from malnutrition in just one week.

'Husam Abu Safiya, director of the Kamal 'Udwan Hospital, reported the figure in a statement issued on Sunday.

The health system in Gaza is a target of the (Israeli occupation forces), but we are trying to resume medical services at a minimum despite fuel shortages, Abu Safiya said.

He noted that the situation is catastrophic in the Strip, stressing that the specter of famine looms over the Gaza Strip.

According to the UN Childrens Fund (UNICEF), nine out of 10 children in the Gaza Strip suffer from acute food poverty.

Five rounds of data collected between December 2023 and April 2024 have consistently found that 9 out of 10 children in the Gaza Strip are experiencing severe food poverty, surviving on two or fewer food groups per day, UNICEF said in a recent report.

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Qassam Brigades: Three Israeli captives died, including US citizen, in the Israeli raid on Al-Nusayrat

Monday 10-June-2024

GAZA, (PIC)

The 'Hamas Movements armed wing, Al-Qassam Brigades, said that three Israeli captives died during the Israeli massacre on Saturday, in Al-Nusayrat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

The Brigades released a video showing three bodies with censor bars over their faces. Your captives will not be released unless our prisoners are freed, it said.

Al-Qassam Brigades spokesman Abu 'Obayda wrote on the Telegram channel, By committing horrific massacres, the enemy was able to free some of his prisoners. But at the same time, it killed some of them. The operation will pose a great danger [for] the enemys prisoners and will have a negative impact on their conditions.

Abu 'Obayda described the Israeli raid as a complex war crime.

On Saturday, June 8, 2024, the Israeli occupation forces massacred more than 274 Palestinians and injured 698 innocent civilians in Al-Nusayrat refugee camp, including more than 140 women, children, and elderly.

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Killing and Injuring of Palestinians in Ghazza (Gaza) by Israeli Occupation Regime Forces

On June 10, 2024, Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra, the Spokesperson of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that the Israeli genocidal air strikes and bombardment on Gaza Strip resulted in 8 massacres, which resulted in the killing of 40 Palestinian civilians, and the injury of 218 others, in the past 24 hours. This increased the accounted for death toll in Gaza Strip to 37,124 and the injuries to 84,712, since the start of the Israeli genocidal war on October 7, 2023.   

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Gaza death toll from Israel's deadly aggression surpasses 37,124

GAZA, Monday, June 10, 2024 (WAFA)  

The Palestinian death toll from Israel's deadly aggression against the Gaza Strip since October 7th, 2023, has now surged to 37,124, medical sources confirmed on Thursday.

Sources added that at least 84,712 others have also been injured in the onslaught.

At least 40 people were killed and 218 others were injured in Israeli attacks that took place in the last 24 hours, they added.

The sources said that many victims are still trapped under rubble and on the roads as rescuers are still unable to reach them.

K.T.

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At least five civilians killed and others injured in Israeli genocidal airstrikes on Rafa'h and Khan Younus

GAZA, Monday, June 10, 2024 (WAFA)  

Five civilians today were killed and others injured in Israeli airstrikes targeting the cities of Rafa'h and Khan Younus, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Medical sources said that five civilians were killed and 30 others were wounded as a result of the occupation bombing of the city of Rafa'h, noting that the city has been witnessing ongoing artillery shelling in the vicinity of Al-'Alam Roundabout to the west of the city.

Meanwhile, the occupation warplanes also targeted the tents of displaced persons in Al-Mawasi Khan Younus, resulting in the injury of several civilians.

The death toll in the Gaza Strip has risen, according to medical sources, to 37,124, and injuries to 84,712, since the start of the Israeli occupation aggression against the Strip on October 7.

Y.S.

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Three Palestinians killed, others injured, in Israeli genocidal airstrike on Gaza's Khan Younus

GAZA, Monday, June 10, 2024 (WAFA)

Three Palestinians were killed on Monday and others were injured in an Israeli occupation genocidal bombing on eastern Khan Younus.

Eyewitnesses said that occupation aircraft bombed a house in the town of Al-Fokhari, east of Khan Younus, killing three people and wounding others with various injuries.

The Palestinian death toll from the Israeli genocidal war on the Gaza Strip since October 7th, 2023, has now surged to 37,124, medical sources confirmed on Thursday.

Sources added that at least 84,712 others have also been injured in the onslaught.

At least 40 people were killed and 218 others were injured in Israeli attacks that took place in the last 24 hours, they added.

The sources said that many victims are still trapped under rubble and on the roads as rescuers are still unable to reach them.

K.T. 

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Day 248 of Genocide: Civilians killed, injured, in Israeli bombardment of Gaza

GAZA, Monday, June 10, 2024 (WAFA)

A number of Palestinian citizens were killed, while others sustained various injuries, in the ongoing Israeli occupation aggression against the Gaza Strip, which today enters its 248th day.

Medical sources said that a number of citizens were killed, and others were left with various injuries, as a result of the Israeli artillery shelling on the areas of 'Oraiba, Khirbet Al-'Adas, and Al-'Hashash, north of the city of Rafa'h, south of the Gaza Strip.

The 'Oraiba area, north of the city of Rafa'h, also saw violent artillery shelling.

Two citizens were killed, and others sustained various injuries, as a result of the occupation aircraft bombing a house in Shuja'iya neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

The occupation warplanes launched air strikes on the city of Dair El-Bala'h in the middle of the Gaza Strip, and Abu Al-'Ajeen area, coinciding with artillery shelling east of the city.

The Israeli occupation apartheid regime navy also fired dozens of shells towards the shore of Gaza City, while the occupation artillery opened fire towards citizens' homes in Tel Al-Hawa neighborhood, southwest of the city, and Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, southeast of the city.

K.T.

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Killing, Injuring, and Abduction of Palestinians in the West Bank by Israeli Occupation Regime Forces 

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Two Palestinians martyred in IOF raids in Tubas and Toulkarm

Monday 10-June-2024

WEST BANK, (PIC)

Two Palestinian young men were martyred on Monday morning when the Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-Fariah refugee camp in southern Toubas and Dthinnaba suburb of Toulkarm City and attacked local residents.

Medical sources in Tubas said that 20-year-old Ma'hmoud Al-Nabrisi died of critical bullet injuries in his chest and abdomen he sustained during skirmishes between local youths and Israeli occupation soldiers in Al-Fariah refugee camp.

Four other young men were also injured by live bullets during the IOFs raid in Al-Fariah refugee camp.

In Toulkarm, Israeli forces stormed Dthinnaba suburb of the city and embarked on randomly opening fire at local residents, injuring a young man called Yousuf Abdul-Dayim.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli occupation soldiers prevented an ambulance crew from providing the wounded young man with medical assistance and let him bleed to death.

Yesterday, a Palestinian child was injured by a bullet in his back and others suffered from their exposure to tear gas during skirmishes between Israeli occupation soldiers and local youths in Bait Ummar town, north of Al-Khaleel (Hebron).

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6 Palestinians injured in settler attack in Nablus

Monday 10-June-2024

NABLUS, (PIC)

At least six Palestinians were injured in a settler attack in 'Ureef town, south of Nablus, on Sunday evening.

Local sources reported that a group of the illegal Israeli Jewish settlers opened fire at a house belonging to the citizen 'Isam Al-Safadi near 'Ureef Secondary School, wounding a child and a young man before setting fire to a car.

Several other people were also injured while confronting the Israeli occupation forces who came to protect the settlers.

The Red Crescent Society affirmed that 6 people were injured in 'Ureef, four of them suffered from gunshot wounds.

Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation forces blocked the entry of ambulances at the Al-Murabba', Hawara and 'Awarta checkpoints while heading to Nablus Hospital. The father of one of the injured was abducted from an ambulance.

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Israeli occupation orces forces detain at least 30 Palestinians from the West Bank

RAMALLAH, Monday, June 10, 2024 (WAFA)  

At least 30 Palestinians, including a child and a woman, were detained by Israeli occupation forces in the occupied West Bank during the last 24 hours, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) and the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs.

They said in a joint statement that the detentions concentrated mainly in Bethlehem Governorate, with other cases reported in Qalqilya, Jineen, Nablus, Ramallah, Al-Khaleel (Hebron), Salfeet, Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem), and Toubas.

The Israeli occupation forces continue to carry out widespread raids, detentions, and brutal assaults during arrest operations, along with threats against detainees and their families, in addition to extensive destruction and vandalism of civilian homes, according to the joint statement.

With these latest detentions, the total number of Palestinians detained in the occupied West Bank since October 7th of last year has risen to over 9,155. This figure includes those arrested from their homes, at military checkpoints, those who surrendered under pressure, and those taken hostage.

The statement emphasized that the Israeli occupation continues its systematic kidnapping campaigns as one of its consistent policies, which escalated significantly after October 7th.

This escalation is not only reflected in the increasing number of detainees but also in the level of atrocities committed, including home invasions of detainees' families accompanied by extensive destruction and vandalism.

Y.S.

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IOFs kidnap several Palestinians in West Bank raids

Monday 10-June-2024

WEST BANK, (PIC)

The Israeli occupation forces (IOFs) kidnapped at dawn Monday several Palestinian citizens during campaigns in the West Bank.

According to local sources, the IOFs kidnapped two citizens during raids in the villages of Zawata and Tal in Nablus province.

In Qalqilya, the IOFs kidnapped five citizens during raids on homes in the city, assaulted one of the detainees and detained relatives of a wanted citizen to pressure him to turn himself in.

In Jineen, Israeli occupation forces kidnapped one citizen from Faqquah town and two others from Rummanah town.

In Bethlehem, the IOFs kidnapped seven citizens from Al-Duhaisha refugee camp and another one from Al-Daw'ha town.

Two other young men were reportedly taken prisoners during IOFs raids in Dthinnaba suburb, east of Toulkarm, and Tarqoumiyah town, west of Al-Khaleel (Hebron).

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Aggression and Attacks by Illegal Israeli Settlers and Soldiers

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6 Palestinians injured by illegal Israeli settlers, in Nablus

Monday 10-June-2024

NABLUS, (PIC)

At least six Palestinians were injured in a settler attack in 'Ureef town, south of Nablus, on Sunday evening.

Local sources reported that a group of the illegal Israeli Jewish settlers opened fire at a house belonging to the citizen 'Isam Al-Safadi near 'Ureef Secondary School, wounding a child and a young man before setting fire to a car.

Several other people were also injured while confronting the Israeli occupation forces who came to protect the settlers.

The Red Crescent Society affirmed that 6 people were injured in 'Ureef, four of them suffered from gunshot wounds.

Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation forces blocked the entry of ambulances at the Al-Murabba', Hawara and 'Awarta checkpoints while heading to Nablus Hospital. The father of one of the injured was abducted from an ambulance. 

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Illegal Israeli settlers assault Palestinian family, uproot trees

Al-Khaleel (Hebron), Monday, June 10, 2024 (WAFA)

 A group of the illegal Israeli settlers attacked on Monday Palestinian citizens in Masafir Yatta, south of Al-Khaleel (Hebron), and uprooted olive and almond trees.

Coordinator of the Popular and National Committees to Resist the Wall and Settlements, Ratib Al-Jubour, said that a number of colonists assaulted and beat the family of local resident Fareed Al-'Hamamda, while they were herding sheep, in Yatta desert.

Al-Jubour added that these colonists, and for the third time in the past two days, chopped down olive trees and almond trees owned by the same family.

He pointed out that the colonists intensified their attacks on citizens and their property in the Badiya area and Masafir Yatta, noting that more than 200 fruit trees were uprooted in several areas in Masafir Yatta during the past week.

K.T

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