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Palestinian Stabbing Attacks Kill 2 Israelis

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Paramedics treat a woman for shock after a soldier was stabbed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Nov. 10, 2014.

Paramedics treat a woman for shock after a soldier was stabbed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Nov. 10, 2014.

Knife-wielding Palestinians carried out two attacks Monday in Israel, killing a young woman and a soldier.

It was the latest violence over tensions at a Jerusalem holy site revered by both Muslims and Jews. The stabbings drew an angry response from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said Israeli Arab protesters intent on violence against Israelis should move to Palestinian enclaves in the West Bank or Gaza Strip.

Speaking to members of his Likud Party Monday, Netanyahu vowed to act “decisively against the rioters that call for Israel's annihilation.''

A Palestinian attacker jumped out of a car outside a bus stop at a West Bank settlement and stabbed three people, killing an Israeli woman and wounding two others. A security guard shot and killed the attacker.

Earlier Monday, a Palestinian teenager stabbed a young Israeli soldier outside a train station in Tel Aviv. The soldier later died of his wounds.

The violence in Israel has escalated in recent days as tensions have mounted over access to the Temple Mount, which houses Islam's third holiest site and the Jewish state's most revered locale, where biblical Jewish temples once stood.

Netanyahu says he has no plans to alter rules for worship at the site. But Palestinian attacks on Israelis have mounted in recent days. Stone-throwing protests erupted in several Arab towns after police killed an Arab youth who assaulted them.

The Israeli leader said Sunday he will not tolerate the waving of Hamas or Islamic State militant flags in Israeli cities, which he equated with protesters calling for Israel's destruction. He raised the possibility of revoking Israeli citizenship for such demonstrators.