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Fear and Violence Reign as Stabbings Continue in West Bank



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    The body of an alleged Palestinian attacker is removed from the scene in Jerusalem Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said a 16-year-old Palestinian drew a knife on officers when they approached him in Jerusalem and asked for identification Saturday. She said the officers opened fire and killed him.

    Israel and the West Bank endured another day of fear and violence, with an Israeli soldier and police officer wounded in knife attacks and five Palestinian assailants shot dead Saturday, NBC News reported.

    At least 40 Palestinians and seven Israelis have died in the recent street violence, which was in part triggered by Palestinians' anger over what they see as increased Jewish encroachment on Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third-holiest shrine and a key national symbol for the Palestinians.

    Israel says it is keeping the status quo at the holy compound, which is also revered by Jews as the location of two destroyed biblical Jewish temples.