Escalation feared after Israeli settlements stabbings

An injured Palestinian suspected attacker is treated by Israeli medic soldiers after he was shot following a stabbing attack on January 18, 2016 in the Tekoa settlement, south of JerusalemTwo knife attacks inside Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including the fatal stabbing of a woman in her home, boosted tensions Monday after months of violence and raised fears of an escalation. As a manhunt was under way for the assailant in Sunday’s fatal stabbing, a new knife attack Monday on a street in another West Bank settlement wounded a 30-year-old pregnant woman. The 17-year-old Palestinian assailant was shot by security personnel and taken to hospital in severe condition after the attack in Tekoa, south of Jerusalem.

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