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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
Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli troops near Hebron this week