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Israeli Settlements

Israel says 'lone wolves' behind recent stabbings

JERUSALEM _ A rash of Palestinian stabbings of Israelis, which continued Thursday with four more attacks, has been the work of lone assailants with no record of arrests or links to Palestinian militant groups, according to police officials.tmpplchld The copycat attacks, carried out by young Palestinians, mostly in their teens, appear to have been spontaneous acts by individuals, part of a wave of unrest triggered by clashes last month between police and Arab youths at the contested holy site in Jerusalem's Old City known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.tmpplchld A campaign by Jewish activists backed by rightist politicians to expand the Jewish...