Violence flared again between Israelis and Palestinians Sunday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to install more security cameras at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in what he says is a bid to defuse tensions.
In two incidents in the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli border police and a Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli man before fleeing, police said. Soldiers said the palestinian woman tried to stab a person.
Meanwhile a Palestinian was seriously wounded after being shot several times by an Israeli settler while picking olives, according to Palestinian security sources.
Knife attacks, shootings and protests have become near daily occurrences since October 1 in the latest surge of violence in the decades-old conflict, sparking a diplomatic scramble to avert what many fear heralds a new Palestinian intifada, or uprising.
The focal point is the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, which is sacred to Muslims, Christians and Jews, and Muslims have expressed concern over what they pervieve as jewish will to take over the compound.
Netanyahu on Saturday agreed on new measures to allay Palestinian fears that he plans to change longstanding rules governing the site.