A member of the Israeli army stands guard as Palestinian workers are transported out of the Tekoa settlement.
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Two knife attacks inside Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including the fatal stabbing of a woman in her home, boosted tensions Monday after months of violence and raised fears of an escalation.As a manhunt was under way for the assailant in Sunday's fatal stabbing, another knife attack Monday on a street in another West Bank settlement wounded a 30-year-old pregnant woman.U.S. ambassador Dan Shapiro Monday explicitly condemned the stabbings as "barbaric acts of terrorism," but also questioned Israel's policies concerning settlements in the West Bank region.Some 400,000 Israeli settlers live in the territory in near-constant tension with 2.5 million Palestinians.At the weekend, the Haaretz newspaper said the Israeli government tried to prevent the ministers from approving a text which would highlight the distinction between Israel proper and settlements in the occupied West Bank, exposing them to possible increased sanctions.
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