Teen becomes symbol of Israeli-Palestinian violence

TEL AVIV -- Amid a new wave of violence, a 13-year-old boy is at the center of the never-ending battle between Israelis and Palestinians.

To one side, he's a victim. To the other, a terrorist.

The Palestinian Authority said 13-year-old Ahmed Manasra was killed by Israeli soldiers, but then the Israelis released video of the Arab boy -- very much alive -- recovering in hospital.

Israel says Manasra tried to stab two people, including a Jewish teenager, and was hit by a car when he fled the scene.

It's the latest in a string of knife attacks against Israelis that have spooked the country.

Tensions escalate amid multiple violent attacks in Israel

Palestinians, mostly young men, armed with knives, appear out of nowhere, stabbing as many as they can. Their targets appear to be random -- which has only added to the fear.

All the suspects have been arrested or shot by Israeli security forces, including one woman gunned down at a bus station.

Now, for the first time since 2000, Israeli security forces set up extra checkpoints around the Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. So far, it hasn't done much to reassure anyone.

"It's a very, very dangerous place. We are scared all the time," a father of five told CBS News.

Meantime, both sides buried their dead this week in another grim procession of death.

Palestinians are calling for a day of mass protests after Friday's weekly Muslim prayers as the country braces itself for what could be more violence.