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The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY ROSA DO­HERTY

THE AT­TACKS came so rapidly at times that it was al­most im­pos­si­ble to keep up with the wave of terror.

The vi­o­lence fol­lowed the mur­der of Ei­tam and Naama Henkin a fort­night ago. By Wed­nes­day seven Is­raelis were dead.

Last Thurs­day, a 25-year-old yeshivah stu­dent was stabbed in the neck and chest near Jerusalem’s rail­way sta­tion.

Six peo­ple were also in­jured in Tel Aviv when a ter­ror­ist wield­ing a screw­driver tried to stab them. A fe­male soldier was also stabbed in the head. Their at­tacker was shot fol­low­ing a chase.

At­tacks con­tin­ued into the night with fire­bombs thrown at po­lice in Jaffa and two more Is­raelis in­jured in rock at­tacks near Jerusalem.

A Pales­tinian with a veg­etable peeler wounded a 14-year-old Is­raeli in Jerusalem last Fri­day. Another at­tacker was shot dead near Kiryat Arba af­ter try­ing to seize a po­lice of­fi­cer’s weapon.

In the north, a 29-year-old Arab-Is­raeli woman at­tempted to stab peo­ple at Afula bus sta­tion, the scene of another at­tack the day be­fore.

Mass protests also be­gan on the Gaza bor­der last Fri­day, with a crowd of 200 Pales­tini­ans throw­ing rocks and rolling burn­ing tyres at sol­diers. Seven Gazans were killed. Fri­day also saw the first re­venge at­tack, when an Is­raeli man stabbed and wounded four Arabs in the south­ern city of Di­mona.

Thechaoscon­tin­ue­donShab­batwith two stab­bings in Jerusalem. Two Ortho­dox men were se­ri­ously wounded by a 16-year-old Pales­tinian with a knife, and then two po­lice­men were stabbed near Damascus Gate.

Clashes near the Gaza bor­der saw two Pales­tinian teenagers shot af­ter breach­ing a “no-go se­cu­rity zone”.

On Sun­day morn­ing an Is­raeli traf­fic of­fi­cer pre­vented a bomb at­tack on Jerusalem. When he stopped a Pales­tinian woman near a West Bank check­point, she det­o­nated a gas can­is­ter in her ve­hi­cle while shout­ing “Al­lahu Ak­bar”.

Ear­lier, a woman and her child were re­port­edly killed dur­ing Is­raeli air

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Pales­tini­ans hurl stones at Is­raeli troops near He­bron this week

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