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2 Israelis die in Tel Aviv, West Bank stabbings; more violence feared
2 Israelis die in Tel Aviv, West Bank stabbings; more violence feared

Knife-wielding Palestinian assailants acting hours apart on Monday killed an Israeli soldier in the commercial center of Tel Aviv and a female settler in the West Bank, drawing condemnation from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and praise from the militant group Hamas. Israelis and Palestinians braced for a likely escalation of violence in the wake of the stabbings, the latest in a string of opportunistic attacks in recent weeks by assailants who apparently acted alone. The episodes point to a deep reservoir of bitterness among Palestinians after the summer’s war in the Gaza Strip, months of street clashes in Jerusalem, tension over a key disputed holy site and a weekend...

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