Overnight on Thursday, violent riots and rioting broke out in eastern Jerusalem.
There was a noticeable worsening of the situation, as evidenced by the numerous assaults committed by Palestinians on Jewish residents and security forces.
In the city’s east, overnight, police detained 23 rioters.
Jerusalem saw riots at Ras al-Amud, Wadi Joz, and Beit Hanina, where mobs attacked a car carrying a Jewish family with infants.
Ras al-Amud is in the city’s southeast.
Wadi Joz is north of the Old City.
The mob throwing rocks at the car just missed striking it.
In the eastern part of the city, Palestinians attacked security personnel, set garbage cans on fire, tossed Molotov cocktails at moving vehicles, and blasted fireworks at buildings where Jews dwell.
The riots carried on into the evening.
Units of the police and the border police were stationed at various hot spots.
The police confronted the rioters, that were throwing rocks, firebombs, and pyrotechnics while using riot dispersal techniques.
The Border Police alerted 10 of its reserve companies after evaluating the situation.
Near Kiryat Arba in the Hebron region, a rock strike on an Israeli transport also occurred.
One of the rock throwers was wounded by gunfire from an Israel Defense Forces unit.
A Palestinian gunman started shooting at Israeli security personnel Wednesday night at the Qalandiya Crossing, which is close to Ramallah.
The Israeli army opened fire back.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Israel Police Commissioner Insp. conducted a scenario appraisal on Thursday morning. Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, IDF Chief of Staff, and other top security officials.
Gantz emphasized the necessity for more offensive and defensive measures, direct messaging to the Palestinian populace, and steps to stop incitement on social media networks after the conference.