Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man after he allegedly ran toward them with a knife in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the military said.
In the walled Old City of Jerusalem, Israeli police said a firebomb was thrown at a police post, damaging the structure in a sacred compound revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount.
Scuffles broke out at the complex between Israeli police and Palestinians.
No serious injuries or damage to holy sites were reported and police said one man was arrested.
The Palestinian higher judicial council identified the dead man as Yasser al-Sweiki, 40, and said he worked in a Palestinian court in Hebron.
The council denounced the shooting as “a despicable crime”.
Palestinians began a wave of knife and car-ramming attacks in the West Bank and in Israel in 2015, after peace talks with Israel collapsed.
Such incidents have become more sporadic.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, commenting on the latest violence, condemned what he called “the grave Israeli escalation” at the complex, which houses al-Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third holiest site.
Palestinians want the West Bank, also in Israeli hands since 1967, to be part of an independent state along with the Gaza Strip, with East Jerusalem as its capital.