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As violence spreads, Israel braces for escalation in West Bank

Ahead of the Jewish holiday period, the Israel Defense Forces are preparing for the possibility of more terror attacks originating from the West Bank.
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In conversations with the country’s top defense officials over the last few weeks about the greatest threats to Israel’s security, the Palestinian front has constantly topped the list, with particular emphasis on the West Bank.

With the fall holiday season approaching and given the number of Palestinians killed in clashes with the Israel Defense Forces, the Israeli defense officials are bracing themselves.

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