A correspondent from Reuters news agency said he observed Israeli undercover agents disguised as Palestinian youths “inciting” stone throwing in Ramallah. Luke Baker tweeted “Footage in Ramallah shows undercover #Israeli police throwing stones at Israeli forces and inciting #Palestinian youth to do the same.”
At least two protesters were detained by the Israelis.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled a planned trip to Germany because of the precarious security situation. Violence surged in the West Bank and Jerusalem on Wednesday.
Meanwhile Israeli police said a man stabbed an IDF soldier in the south of the country before being shot dead by police.
This latest bout of unrest began three weeks ago, prompting talk from analysts of a third intifada.