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Quelling the violence in East Jerusalem

Quelling the violence in East Jerusalem

Religious, national, political and social motives underlie the recent terror outbreak in Israel, which has been led by young Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Israel's capital stands at the center of the terrorist attacks by individuals (even though the arena has expanded to the entire West Bank) and has seen ongoing shootings, stabbings, stone throwing and Molotov cocktails over the past months.

What makes this outbreak of terror different from others we have confronted is that it is driven by young Palestinians willing to confront Israeli military and police forces and engage in acts of "sacrifice." The terrorist activities have been triggered by largely false reports of...

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