Tension is high in the West Bank and Israel following yet another upsurge in violence. Israeli soldiers killed 6 Palestinians in clashes on the Gaza border, while there were four stabbing incidents inside Israel targeting both Jews and Palestinians.
Israel's defense minister has made the destruction of tunnels an "essential component" of Israel's security policy. Often used to smuggle goods into the Gaza Strip, the tunnels have at times been used for attacks.
President Abbas has called on Arabs to visit Jerusalem, saying Trump's decision to recognize the holy city as the Israeli capital was "sinful." The comments come ahead of a visit to the region by US Vice President Pence.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's move comes a few days after President Trump threatened to cut off US aid to Palestinians. Experts warn that closing the agency could increase poverty and fuel violence.
The Palestinian Liberation Organization and its head, Mahmoud Abbas, have threatened to no longer recognize Israel. How do Israeli and Palestinian officials view the move and what are the consequences for Abbas himself?
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