Four Palestinians killed in anti-Israeli knife attacks

Palestinian relatives mourn during the funeral of Mahmud Homaida in Gaza City, on October 17, 2015Four Palestinians were shot dead and a fifth wounded in attacks on Israelis in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, as violence that has fuelled concerns of an uprising showed no let-up. The violence that has raged for more than two weeks prompted a “very concerned” US President Barack Obama to call for calm, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu due to chair a weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday. Including alleged assailants, 41 Palestinians have been killed since the violence erupted on October 1, while seven Israelis have lost their lives.

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