Israeli experience shows challenge in stopping lone wolf attacks

Israeli soldiers arrest a man during a raid in Surif, north of the West Bank city of Hebron to search for a Hamas militant accused of murdering an Israeli rabbiIsraeli authorities who have faced a wave of lone-wolf attacks by Palestinians say they have made progress in identifying potential assailants in advance, a challenge now also confronting Western nations. Recent attacks in Europe and the United States have brought renewed attention to lone assailants and what can be done to stop them or reduce their impact. While the challenge of halting such assaults can seem next to impossible, Israeli officials say an alert system incorporating social media monitoring, basic human intelligence and other means has helped prevent or limit bloodshed.

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