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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Standoff Continues (463)
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    Pro-Palestine activists staged Tuesday a counter-protest outside the Palestinian mission in London following the rally organized by pro-Israeli groups against a spate of stabbings by Palestinians in Israel, according to multiple social media reports.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, hundreds of people stood in solidarity with the people of Israel, representing a protest called Israeli Lives Matter and organized by the pro-Israel Board of Deputies and the Zionist Federation, among others.

    On Tuesday alone, three Israeli nationals were killed and at least 17 injured as a result of two attacks by Palestinians in Jerusalem and Raanana. Amid growing violence, the Israeli government announced plans to introduce a set of tougher measures to counter terrorism.

    Since the beginning of October, over 25 Palestinians and at least seven Israeli nationals have been killed in clashes, including knife stabbings.

    The recent spate of attacks follows last month's clashes in the East Jerusalem Temple Mount complex, which houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque, considered the third holiest site in Islam.

    Palestinians are seeking the recognition of their independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, an area partially, and many consider illegally, occupied by Israel.

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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Standoff Continues (463)

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