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Israel scrambles to deal with spike in violence in Jerusalem

An Israeli woman was stabbed yesterday in Jerusalem, in another violent incident perpetrated by a Palestinian.
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After months of relative quiet, the Palestinian front is again in the headlines.  Yesterday morning (Dec. 8) a 26-year-old Israeli woman was stabbed in front of her children as she was on her way to drop them off at daycare. The suspect, a Palestinian girl of 15, ran from the scene and was caught shortly afterwards. The condition of the victim was initially declared critical, but later the Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem, where she was taken, reported that her injuries were light. 

This is the sixth time in the past six weeks that a Palestinian attacker has shot, stabbed, or run over Israelis. Most of the attacks took place in the Old City of Jerusalem, but one was in the West Bank, and another in the city of Jaffa in Israel. 

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