American among five killed in two attacks by Palestinian assailants

November 19, 2015 9:56 PM

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JERUSALEM – Two separate attacks by Palestinians against Israelis on Thursday left five people dead, including one American and one Palestinian, and scores injured, Israeli authorities said.

The killings marked a surge in violence after several days of relative quiet following weeks of almost daily stabbings, shootings and vehicular attacks in Israeli towns and cities and violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in the West Bank.

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