Knife turns into weapon of choice in Palestinian unrest

A protester waves a knife and the Palestinian flag during a demonstration in Gaza City on October 10, 2015The attacks have killed two Israelis and wounded more than 20 others, including a 13-year-old who was critically injured on Monday, and have had a powerful psychological impact. “Knife terror will not defeat us,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged in a speech before the Israeli parliament on Monday. Images of knives, whether ordinary kitchen utensils or hefty combat weapons with serrated blades — and on occasion screwdrivers and a potato peeler — have for the past 10 days flooded Israeli and Palestinian social networks and news media.

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