Clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian demonstrators injured 35 people on Friday, Palestinian sources said, as protests sparked by the death of a Palestinian in an Israeli jail went on for a fourth day.
Around 10 demonstrators suffered minor injuries when police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse a protest in the Issawiya neighbourhood of annexed Arab east Jerusalem, an AFP correspondent reported.
Police made three arrests, a spokeswoman said.
In the Hebron area of the southern West Bank, 19 Palestinians were wounded, medics said.
North of Ramallah, four Palestinians were injured by rubber bullets, while a fifth was injured at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem.
One Israeli soldier was slightly hurt by a stone near Ramallah, an army spokeswoman said.
Police had deployed reinforcements in Jerusalem early in the day, fearing protests at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the heart of the Old City, a police spokesman said.
Access by Palestinian men to the compound had been limited to those over the age of 50 and with Israeli-issued Jerusalem residency cards. There were no restrictions on women.
It was the fourth day of clashes in the West Bank since the death of a Palestinian in an Israeli jail on Tuesday of throat cancer that the Palestinian leadership said should have been treated.
Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets in Hebron on Thursday after angry crowds lined the streets for the funeral of Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh, 63, who had served 10 years of a life sentence for attempted murder.
In the northern West Bank, clashes turned deadly near the village of Anabta close to Tulkarem on Wednesday, with two teenagers shot dead by Israeli troops.
Tony Blair, the envoy of the Middle East peacemaking Quartet, said on Friday that he was “deeply troubled by the loss of life”.
“I am concerned about the deteriorating security situation on the ground,” Blair said in a statement. “The situation in the West Bank is very volatile, with emotions running high.”