Violent clashes have broken out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces in the Beit Hanina neighbourhood of East Jerusalem as police continue to investigate Wednesday’s suspected killing of a Palestinian teenager.
There is widespread belief in the Palestinian community that Mohammed Abu Khdeir was murdered in revenge for the recent killings and abduction of three Israeli teenagers.
His charred body was found in a Jerusalem forest shortly after being kidnapped.
The family of the Palestinian youth have blamed Jewish extremists.
Members of Israel’s cabinet have been holding talks on how to respond to the worsening security situation in both Jerusalem and Gaza.