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CLASHES: CA– USE AND EFFECT
Clashes between Palestinians and Israelis have constituted the normal pattern of conflict since the first intifada (1987). During 2015, the intensity of clashes has been affected by several incidents including the Israeli Security Forces’ (ISF) use of, what many believed to be, excessive force against Palestinians in Jerusalem, Nablus and Hebron. Tactics adopted by the ISF during this period included confiscation of land, ISF military operations in refugee camps, villages and cities, as well as Israelis trespassing into the Al Aqsa mosque.
After the burning of the Dawabshe family in Duma village in July 2015 by Israeli settlers, the clashes spread to the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza. Though calls of a day of rage and marches to friction points were made, the clashes were considered spontaneous and leaderless. After this incident, efforts to contain the situation by Israeli and Palestinian Governments had little impact. By the end of August, the Israeli Government had enforced new limitations on access to the Al Aqsa Mosque for Muslim worshipers. This action, combined with the Duma incident, and the killing of two Palestinians, 17 and 21 years old, in Hebron, led to speculations that a third intifada was imminent.