Israeli opposition fears new Palestinian uprising

2015-08-18 19:35
Israel’s opposition leader and Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem. (Ariel Schalit, AP)

Israel’s opposition leader and Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem. (Ariel Schalit, AP)

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Ramallah - Israel's opposition leader is calling on the government to work with the Palestinian Authority to prevent what he says could be a third Palestinian uprising.

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog issued his call on Tuesday after a rare meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his West Bank headquarters.

The meeting came at a time of rising violence. Hundreds of people attended a West Bank funeral on Tuesday of a Palestinian man killed by Israeli forces after stabbing an Israeli police officer. The tensions have raised fears of a new uprising.

Herzog says that "first and foremost" the sides must work together to prevent further violence. He also said peace efforts must resume.

Peace talks broke down more than a year ago and show no signs of resuming.

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