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Palestinian demonstrators gather behind burning tires to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank town of Al-Bireh, on the northern outskirts of Ramallah, on October 20, 2015.  (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinian demonstrators gather behind burning tires to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank town of Al-Bireh, on the northern outskirts of Ramallah, on October 20, 2015. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)
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As the wave of violence in Israel and the West Bank continued to intensify over the weekend, U.S. officials are attempting to step in to help come to a peaceful resolution. So far 10 Israelis and more than 40 Palestinians have died in the three weeks of fighting.

Secretary of State John Kerry said he will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later this week to establish "clarity" regarding the arrangements at the contested holy site in Jerusalem known to Jews as the Temple Mount and Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Gaith Al-Omari and Neri Zilber about the latest and the best options to quell the violence.

Guests

  • Ghaith al-Omari, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former adviser to the Palestinian peace negotiation team. He tweets @ghalomari.
  • Neri Zilber, journalist and adjunct fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He tweets @nerizilber.

This segment aired on October 20, 2015.

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