After 40 Gaza Rockets, Israel Fears Jerusalem Clashes Will Lead to Full-blown Escalation

Intelligence officials tie the recent tensions in Jerusalem to the escalation Israel has seen in other fronts and urge that incidents be handled with restraint

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If the violence and tensions in Jerusalem persist, Israel is likely to witness a deterioration across Israel and the region, top Israeli security officials say, following a security assessment meeting on Saturday.

Officials are worried that the recent outbursts of violence in Jerusalem could further escalate the flare-up with Gaza, tensions in the West Bank and may even lead to numerous protests in Muslim countries.

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