Israeli officials now say 3 Palestinians have been shot dead today in East Jerusalem and the West Bank while trying to stab Israelis. Such attacks have seen a sharp rise in October.
Israel's army has reported that a Palestinian man plowed his car into a group of people in the occupied West Bank, killing two Israeli soldiers. The motorist fled the scene but was later detained and taken to hospital.
Rami Hamdallah, the head of the Palestinian Authority, was scheduled to speak at a waste plant opening in Gaza when the incident occurred. A Palestinian Authority leader has accused rival Hamas of responsibility.
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President, wants a peace conference in 2018, but with the US sidelined. Will anyone show up? Ibrahim Khraishi, the Palestinian Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, is on Conflict Zone.
Modi and Abbas' first-ever meeting in the West Bank comes as the Palestinian leader seeks to replace the US as the sole mediator between Israelis and Palestinians.
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