Jerusalem violence marks sharp escalation of Palestinian attacks

At least three Israelis were killed and 22 others injured Tuesday in a chain of attacks that signaled a sharp escalation in the ongoing violence of recent weeks. Two Palestinian assailants were shot dead as well. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called an urgent meeting of  his security Cabinet to discuss efforts to protect the public from Palestinian “lone wolf” attacks – stabbings, vehicle rammings and now shootings – that have shaken Israel this month. Israeli officials acknowledge that such assaults, by their very nature, are extremely difficult to prevent, as they generally do not involve attackers with links to armed groups and make use of everyday...