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Q&A: A look at violent Jewish attacks on Palestinians

The torching of a West Bank home that burned a Palestinian toddler to death marks one of the most serious cases of suspected Jewish violence against Arabs. Though the attacks rarely kill and are smaller in scope than past Palestinian attacks, Jewish extremists have for years been attacking Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches and even Israeli schools and military bases, often to counter what they perceive to be the Israeli government's soft stance toward Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced Friday's attack as an "act of terrorism" and pledged to catch the killers. But Palestinians have long alleged that Israel has allowed...

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