October 23, 2015 Issue

In Focus

Intifada Again?

Ramallah, West Bank—A Palestinian throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with Israeli troops at the crossing between the West Bank city and Jerusalem on October 6. After a spate of lone-wolf stabbing attacks by Palestinians on Israeli citizens and weeks of unrest at the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Israel banned Muslim men under the age of 50 from entering the mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City. Israeli troops, responding to protests in Gaza on October 9, shot six Palestinians dead, hours after a Jewish man stabbed four Arab men in an unrelated attack in the southern city of Dimona, Israel. The surge in violence and complete lack of progress in peace talks has sparked fears of a third intifada.
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