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Despite Jerusalem unrest, West Bank remains quiet

The Palestinian Authority’s grip on the West Bank, in coordination with Israel, is preventing any opportunity for the unrest to spread.
Members of Palestinian security forces take position as Palestinian women take part in an anti-Israel protest against what organizers say are recent visits by Jewish activists to al-Aqsa mosque, in the West Bank city of Hebron November 7, 2014. In recent months, a campaign for the prayer ban on Jewish worshippers at the site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, to be overturned, led by settler activists, has gathered momentum, raising alarm among Palestinians and Muslims fur
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — The West Bank remains quiet despite several months of disturbances and violence in Jerusalem, as the Palestinian Authority (PA) remains determined to prevent an uprising in the West Bank, in coordination with Israeli security services.

The political figures, experts and analysts Al-Monitor spoke with agreed that the PA’s commitment to coordinate the security situation with Israel, and a lack of direct confrontational opportunities with Israeli occupation forces, were hampering any attempt to spread the uprising any further across the West Bank.

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