Israel boosting security for Jewish holidays: Netanyahu

A stabbing attack in the West Bank settlement of Efrat was the fifth incident of Palestinians attacking Israeli security forces and civilians in just a few daysPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday Israel was boosting security ahead of the upcoming Jewish high holidays after the past few days saw a surge in violence. Netanyahu’s comments came after what Israeli authorities said was the fifth attack on security forces or civilians since Friday following a three-week lull. Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting Sunday that the army and police “are boosting their forces” ahead of the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish new year, and Yom Kippur in October.

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