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Jerusalem bomb attack which killed Israeli sign of escalation in West Bank

The Jerusalem operation came at a time when the Palestinian territories are witnessing a field escalation in the wake of the right-wing victory in the Israeli elections, which may keep the door widely open for escalation in the coming period.
Israeli security forces gather at the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem, Nov. 23, 2022.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The double bomb attack that took place in the city of Jerusalem Nov. 23, in which a settler was killed and 22 others injured, some of whom critically, resulted in a lot of questions about further escalation.

The Jerusalem operation could mark the beginning of a new phase of security escalation and confrontation between the Palestinians and Israel, as it poses great challenges to the Israeli security system amid the failure of the Israeli intelligence apparatus to identify the cell that carried out the operation.

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