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Palestinian youths throw stones towards Israeli border police during clashes at a checkpoint between the Shuafat refugee camp and JerusalemReuters

Israel's security cabinet is to convene today (11 November) as unrest continues to grow among Palestinians and Israel's Arab population.

The Israeli ministers are to discuss the tensions in Jerusalem which has seen an attempted assassination of a far-right Jewish activist; the growing unrest in the West Bank which has seen a woman stabbed to death by a Hamas activist; and protests by Arab-Israelis which led to a 24-hour general strike.

Yesterday, two Israeli nationals died in stabbing attacks with one taking place at a bus stop near a settlement in the West Bank, killing a 25-year-old woman and wounding two other people.

The incident represented the second attack on Israeli citizens after an Israeli soldier was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a train station in Tel Aviv.

In a meeting after the two stabbing attacks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a series of steps in reaction to the heightened security threat.

The Israeli leader ordered more security forces on the ground in both Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank with two extra IDF battalions deployed to the area. He also ordered the demolishing of the residences of the families of the culprits.

The main objective of the two extra IDF battalions will be to protect those travelling on roads in the West Bank.

Netanyahu reacted to the stabbing attacks and the demonstrations against Israel by telling those with a problem to "move to the Palestinian Authority or Gaza".

"To all those who demonstrate against Israel and in favour of a Palestinian state, I say something simple: I invite you to move there; we won't give you any problem," Netanyahu said.

"The terrorists incite and want to evict us from everywhere," he said. "They don't want us in Jerusalem, not in Tel Aviv and not anywhere."

Elsewhere, a Palestinian man was shot and killed by IDF live fire in clashes in the West Bank. The Israeli military claimed that it used live fire after rubber bullets and tear gas failed to disperse Palestinian crowds.