Palestinian man's body found in Israeli cemetery

The incident comes after Israel's domestic security service warned of possible assaults on Palestinians by Jewish extremists

Palestinian man's body found in Israeli cemetery

World Bulletin/News Desk

The body of a Palestinian man was found Wednesday lying between gravestones in a cemetery in central Israel's Kfar Saba city, Israeli police have said.

The body, which was sent to Jerusalem for an autopsy, was that of a West Bank man who had no permit to enter Israel, according to a police statement cited by Israel's public radio.

The incident comes after Israel's domestic security service warned of possible assaults on Palestinians by Jewish extremists following this week's attack on a West Jerusalem synagogue that left five Israelis dead.

The Tuesday attack was the latest episode in an ongoing wave of upheaval that has engulfed Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied West Bank for months.

It was initially triggered by the abduction and murder of a Palestinian teenager and Israel's subsequent military onslaught on the Gaza Strip in which over 2,160 Palestinians were killed.

Moreover, increasingly frequent intrusions by Jewish settlers and Israeli cabinet ministers and MPs into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound – along with fresh restrictions on Muslim worshippers entering the site –have angered Palestinians and often led to clashes.

Tensions mounted further when Israel temporarily closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in late October following the injury of an extremist rabbi who was shot by a Palestinian man in West Jerusalem.

Since then, six Israelis – including two security personnel – have been killed and several others injured in a spate of attacks by Palestinians.

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