Israel/Palestine clashes

This item appears on page 19 of the November 2016 issue.

After a 3-month period of relative calm, Israeli armed forces killed at least six Palestinians and a Jordanian in the month of September following an escalation of knife and car attacks against Israelis, with 10 incidents reported during the week of Sept. 18-24, alone, during which at least nine Israelis were wounded. Most of the incidents took place near Hebron and East Jerusalem in the West Bank.

At press time, Israeli officials were warning that attacks could continue to escalate as the Jewish High Holy days in early and mid October approached.