JERUSALEM — Within an unprecedented measure, Palestinians were barred by authorities from Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday to stabbing attacks that killed two Israelis and injured three.
The most recent spike in violence comes at a time when many Palestinians no more consider statehood through discussions with Israel is not impossible. Israeli commentators raised the likelihood of a third rebellion, though Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has prevented major outbreaks of violence, despite growing clash with Netanyahu.
In response to the recent violence, Israeli police said Israeli commentators would prevent Palestinian residents from going into the Old City for 2 days within a Jewish holiday. Palestinians who live, study and work inside the Old City, along with tourists and Israelis, will soon be permitted in.