A new wave of violence has hit Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, raising fears that events may spin out of control.
Since October 1, four Israelis have been killed in attacks carried out by Palestinian assailants. Six Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces – three during clashes and three suspected assailants shot dead during stabbing attacks on Israelis.
Anger has continued to grow as protests spread throughout the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Palestinian communities in Israel.
Right-wing Israeli groups have also protested, calling for their government to take “revenge” on Palestinians in response to the spate of stabbings.
Led by right-wing activists, hundreds of Israelis, among them many settlers, gathered in Jerusalem on Thursday to call for more bloodshed. “Death to Arabs!” the protesters shouted as they marched through the city.