Israel Boosts Security Amid Deadly Wave of Terrorist Attacks
TEL AVIV—Israel is beefing up its military forces in the West Bank and carrying out a wave of arrests as its leaders grapple with the deadliest surge of terrorist attacks on the country’s soil in years.
At least 11 Israelis have died from three attacks in the past week. Fearing more, the Israeli military said it is sending 12 additional battalions into the West Bank—from where Tuesday’s attacker hailed—as well as two additional battalions to its border with the Gaza Strip and 15 companies of special forces to aid Israel’s police. Authorities said the police are suspending normal routines to focus on counterrorism within Israel.