The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) killed a Palestinian during clashes in east Jerusalem on Thursday amid a hike in violence over the Palestinian protesters near the city of Ramallah.
The Palestinian killed was shot in the chest at the Shuafat Refugee Camp in east Jerusalem, according to the Red Crescent and hospital sources.
Israeli troops have also attacked Palestinian protesters in Beit El settlement near the city of Ramallah in the West Bank amid rising tensions over al-Aqsa Mosque.
The clashes erupted when Israeli troops fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, who were angry over provocations by the IDF and Israeli civilians in Islam’s third holiest site. The forces are also using live ammunition against the Palestinians.
At least two Palestinians are reported to have been injured in the attacks by IDF. At least one European photojournalist and his two Arab colleagues are also said to be among injured in the Israeli assault.
Meanwhile, Israeli police sources say a soldier shot and killed a Palestinian man along a busy Tel Aviv road on Thursday.
The IDF accused the man of having stabbed four people, including a trooper, with a screwdriver in Tel Aviv.
Tensions have been on the rise in the occupied West Bank and al-Quds in recent days, following a wave of violence that saw Israeli civilians and soldiers attacking Palestinian worshipers in al-Aqsa compound.