Israel is experiencing the most sustained campaign of violence it has seen since last summer's Gaza War, with near daily lone-wolf attacks and retaliations. But while Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear unable to stop the increasing intensity of stabbings and shootings, analysts say the violence is unlikely to escalate into a third intifada.
The problem is that ending the spate of smaller attacks could be more challenging for authorities on both sides than halting the uprisings that in the past have brought bombings and violence on a wide scale.
"When I hear people talk about 'Is this the third intifada?' and then when you say, 'No,' they sort of breathe a sigh of relief. They shouldn't be relieved," says Khaled Elgindy, a former adviser to the Palestinians in the peace process and a fellow at the Brookings Institution.
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