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Israel continues West Bank raids

Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz face a tough choice: How to avoid the collapse of the Palestinian Authority, and at the same time prevent terrorist attacks on Israelis.
Mother (C) of slain Israeli Maj. Bar Falah, killed overnight during operational activity adjacent to the Gilboa crossing, mourns during his funeral, Netanya, Israel, Sept. 14, 2022.

A new wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence has been sweeping the West Bank in recent months, but it is too soon to determine whether this is yet another periodic round of clashes that will peter out soon, or the start of a third Palestinian intifada.

The attacks on Israeli soldiers and settlers have been escalating, with the most recent the Sept. 15 shooting by Palestinians at a Jewish seminary in the southern Hebron Hills settlement of Carmel, in which an 18-year-old yeshiva student was wounded. The military launched a manhunt for the assailants, while Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

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