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Israeli opposition leader calls for joint effort to prevent possible Palestinian uprising

  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, meets with Israeli Zionist Union party leader Isaac Herzog, at the president's office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, meets with Israeli Zionist Union party leader Isaac Herzog, at the president's office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)  (The Associated Press)

  • A relative of Palestinian Mohammed Amsha, 25, cries during his funeral in the village of Kafr Rai near the West Bank city of Jenin, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Israeli authorities say Amsha was shot and killed after he stabbed a guard at a West Bank checkpoint, slightly wounding him. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    A relative of Palestinian Mohammed Amsha, 25, cries during his funeral in the village of Kafr Rai near the West Bank city of Jenin, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Israeli authorities say Amsha was shot and killed after he stabbed a guard at a West Bank checkpoint, slightly wounding him. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Palestinians carry the body of Mohammed Amsha, 25, during his funeral in the village of Kafr Rai near the West Bank city of Jenin, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Israeli authorities say Amsha was shot and killed Monday after he stabbed a guard at a West Bank checkpoint, slightly wounding him. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinians carry the body of Mohammed Amsha, 25, during his funeral in the village of Kafr Rai near the West Bank city of Jenin, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Israeli authorities say Amsha was shot and killed Monday after he stabbed a guard at a West Bank checkpoint, slightly wounding him. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

Israel's opposition leader is calling on the government to work with the Palestinian Authority to prevent what he says could be a third Palestinian uprising.

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog issued his call Tuesday after a rare meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his West Bank headquarters.

The meeting came at a time of rising violence. Hundreds of people attended a West Bank funeral Tuesday of a Palestinian man killed by Israeli forces after stabbing an Israeli police officer. The tensions have raised fears of a new uprising.

Herzog says that "first and foremost" the sides must work together to prevent further violence. He also said peace efforts must resume.

Peace talks broke down more than a year ago and show no signs of resuming.