Around 5,000 Palestinians and 1,100 Israelis were killed in the two previous uprisings in 1987 and 2000.
A week of deadly violence between Israelis and Palestinians spread to the Gaza Strip on Friday, with Israeli troops killing six Palestinians in clashes on the border and Hamas, which controls the besieged territory, calling for more unrest. Also Friday, an Israeli stabbed and wounded at least three Palestinians in an apparent revenge attack. He added that two of the victims worked for the muncipality, and that passers-by rushed to help the wounded Arabs and provided first aid.
A statement from the police said a man had been arrested for the stabbings in the southern city Dimona, which they believed were racially-motivated.
Abbas spoke again Thursday of wanting “peaceful, popular resistance” and not violence, but many Palestinian youths are frustrated with his leadership as well as Israel’s right-wing government.
Meanwhile, violence continues to climb in Israel and the West Bank as clashes broke out overnight in Arab towns across the country in solidarity with Palestinians.
Israel also reimposed a ban on men under 50 attending Friday Muslim prayers at the sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, which is common when tensions flare.
One Palestinian was reportedly killed and several others injured during clashes on Thursday with Israeli forces at a refugee camp in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shu’fat.
In Tel Aviv, a female Israeli soldier was stabbed with a screwdriver, allegedly by a Palestinian.
4 October: A Palestinian attacker stabs and wounds a 15-year-old in Jerusalem.
The demolitions come amid weeks of heightened Palestinian unrest in east Jerusalem and the West Bank and a bloody holiday weekend in which Israeli forces killed four Palestinians during violent protests.
Ms Samri said men under 45 are barred from the Al-Aqsa mosque compound while women of all ages can enter.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a day earlier to take strong action and defeat what he called a “wave of terror”.
Less than an hour earlier, the Palestinian who stabbed the 14-year-old Jerusalem was arrested, police said.
These are the latest in a series of knife and gun attacks on Israelis, many concentrated in Jerusalem, the city that both sides claim as their capital. The guard, who was not wounded, shot her, and she suffered moderate injuries, the report said. Radio Jerusalem reported that groups of settlers later began marching towards Hebron but were blocked by the Israeli army.
There have been 13 stabbings since Saturday, including the Dimona assault, amid clashes that have raised the specter of a new Palestinian uprising or “intifada”.