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Israel Wave of Violence Skips Jerusalem, but Tensions Still Visible

The suspension of evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and the restraint from both Israeli police and Palestinian youths have led to a surprising calm during a tense period throughout Israel – but all that could still change in an instant

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

Four attacks with a total of 14 people killed within 15 days is already a wave of terror, in the Israeli media and psyche. But so far, the wave still defies clear description. There is no clear organizational connection between the attacks, or even a clear common motive. How it will be remembered has a lot to do with how it continues; whether it will peter out or escalate.

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