Israel-Palestine violence causes four more deaths

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A woman carries a baby with shirt that reads, "Israel don't kill me", during a demonstration supporting Palestine, in Berlin
A woman carries a baby with shirt that reads, "Israel don't kill me", during a demonstration supporting Palestine, in Berlin July 22, 2014. Reuters/stringer

An Israeli woman, stabbed by an attacker, and three Palestinian assailants have lost their lives on Sunday in a series of violent incidents at Israel’s West Bank.

The woman, 21, was stabbed a number of times in the head as well as in the chest by a Palestinian attacker before he was shot to death by a soldier nearby. Since Oct. 1, the attackers from Palestine have targeted Israelis. The attacks are the latest in the weeks of violence that include shootings, car-rammings and stabbings.

The street violence in the country has posed a big question mark on its security system. Israel’s ally, the United States, has been alarmed by the events in Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry will reportedly pay a visit to the affected areas this week and meet Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday.

According to Reuters, in the past two months of violence, 83 Palestinians have lost their lives, few while attacking, whereas others are battling with Israeli military troops. Nineteen Israelis died along with one American student in Palestinian violence at different areas in Israel.

On Sunday, Netanyahu said that the attackers were acting individually and with no organisation, thereby challenging the Israeli security organisation. “This is not terrorism by organisations,” he stated at the beginning of the cabinet meeting as reported by AFP.

“This is terrorism by individuals, occasionally with kitchen knives, who are incited mainly by social media. It is very difficult to hermetically prevent the arrival of such knife-wielding, or other, terrorists to this or that place. ”

Israelis say that the violence was caused by Palestinian series of lies and incitements that surround the holy site admired and honoured by both Muslims and Jews, while the Palestinians keep saying that the reason for this violence is the use of excessive military forces by Israel against their nation.

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