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Avi and Rachel Fraenkel attend the funeral of their son, Naftali, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Nof Ayalon, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank — a grim discovery that ended a frantic search that led to Israel's largest ground operation in the Palestinian territory in nearly a decade and drew Israeli threats of retaliation.
Avi and Rachel Fraenkel attend the funeral of their son, Naftali, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Nof Ayalon, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank — a grim discovery that ended a frantic search that led to Israel's largest ground operation in the Palestinian territory in nearly a decade and drew Israeli threats of retaliation.
(Tomer Appelbaum/AP)

PATRICK MARTIN

Israelis and Palestinians both guilty of incitement

These are dark days in Israel and the Palestinian community. People on both sides are furious about brutal acts perpetrated by the other side and fearful of what will come next. Those in mixed communities such as Jerusalem are bolting their doors and keeping their teenage children off the streets.

In southern Israel, rockets are once again flying and people are sleeping in shelters; while, in Gaza, people wish they had such shelters as they look out at the growing number of Israeli troops and tanks pointed toward them.