Israel set up roadblocks in Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and deployed soldiers across the country in an effort to stop a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. In the latest incident, a Palestinian stabbed and wounded a 70-year-old woman outside Jerusalem's central bus station, at the entrance to the city, before an officer shot him dead. Two hours earlier, another Palestinian was also shot dead after he had attempted to stab paramilitary police at an entrance to Jerusalem's walled Old City.
George Bisharat is an emeritus professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law. KPFA's Aileen Alfandary asked him what's driving these apparently individual and unorganized attacks by Palestinians: