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Four More Terror Attacks Reported in Israel

Jerusalem bus attack
The scene of a terror attack on a bus in the East Jerusalem settlement of Armon Hanatsiv on Oct. 13, 2015.

Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Three Israelis were killed and several more wounded in terror attacks on Tuesday in an escalation of recent violence that had already involved at least 17 stabbing attacks in addition to rocket fire, an attempted suicide bombing, and a fatal shooting. Tuesday’s violence:

The suspects in the first three incidents were reportedly Palestinians from East Jerusalem; the suspects in the bus attack do not appear to have been identified yet. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called an emergency meeting of security officials to address the attacks but has not yet announced any specific response.

The recent violence developed initially out of a dispute involving the al-Aqsa Mosque and has also encompassed protests in Gaza and in the West Bank during which a number of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces.