Fears Of Escalation in Israel-Palestinian Violence

Updated: May 3, 2019

More than two weeks of violence have sparked concerns of a full-scale uprising. The arson attack on Joseph's Tomb in Nablus came as Palestinians called for a "Friday of revolution" against Israel, and clashes along the border with the Gaza Strip saw Israelis kill two Palestinians, one a student, and wound 98.


President Obama has called on both Israeli and Palestinian leaders to tamp down on inflammatory rhetoric.

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli security forces during clashes at the main entrance of the West Bank city of Bethlehem on October 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Musa al-Shaer)

The violence began on