Amid growing factionalism, many Palestinians feel increasingly disillusioned by multiple voices failing to speak as one.
The young Palestinian attackers in this recent wave of violence defy classification.
They have been both male and female; political and apolitical; affluent and poor.
But it seems clear they did have at least one thing in common: they knew the consequence of their actions would most likely be death.
Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons speaks to some of their families and friends in the occupied East Jerusalem.