Palestinians with knives killed by Israeli police

When they were ordered to stop, the woman pulled a knife out of her bag and waved it at an officer near her, the police statement said. The Arab woman then "approached Border Police officers in guard posts with a knife in her hand", police said.

From Harris's perspective, "Inserting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into unrelated American political discourse serves only one objective, to encourage those who are narrowly focused on assailing Israel for any shortcomings, failings by the Palestinian Authority".

Several Palestinian political parties, including Hamas and the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, have blasted the PA's security cooperation with Israeli forces throughout the ongoing uprising.

In addition, 66.6 percent of the respondents in Gaza believe the current wave of violence serves the Palestinian cause, while 40.9 percent in the West Bank agree.

"The officers and security guards worked quickly and shot at the terrorists, neutralizing them", a spokesperson said.

Police also detained for questioning three Muslim worshipers for trying to harass Jewish visitors, she said.

A spokesperson for Palestinian Red Crescent Society told Mondoweiss two ambulances were dispatched to transport the Palestinians, one on the Jerusalem side of the checkpoint and one on the West Bank side.

Both Israeli and Palestinian security personnel have started to crack down on Internet users accused of encouraging the spate of lone-wolf attacks by spreading incendiary messages on social networks.

Palestinian authorities identified the two dead as Maram Abu Ismail, 23, and her 16-year-old brother, Ibrahim Taha, and said they had been en route to Jerusalem for a medical appointment.

Police did not say whether the Jews had violated the prohibition for them to pray at the site, but a video circulating online shows a scuffle between police and Muslim worshippers when two Jews prostrate themselves on the esplanade.

Eight right-wing settlers were evacuated by Israeli police from the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for carrying out violations of regulations Tuesday morning amid increased tensions inside and around the site during the Jewish Passover holiday, Palestinian media reports.

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