Islamists in Jerusalem's Old City last year, opposing demands by Jews for the right to pray at the Temple Mount. (Abir Sultan/Flash90) (Abir Sultan/Flash90)

Violence erupted Thursday in Jerusalem and in the PA-run territories as thousands protested against the IDF operation in Gaza, throwing rocks and firebombs.

Violence intensified Thursday evening in eastern Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria, where thousands of Palestinian Arabs demonstrated against the IDF military operation in Gaza.

Near the Kalandia checkpoint, located between Ramallah and Jerusalem, Israeli military forces and Border Police were on the scene as approximately 10,000 rioted against the IDF’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, throwing rocks and firebombs at Israeli security forces and setting tires ablaze.

Two Arabs were killed in the clashes and many wounded, according to Palestinian news sources. The IDF has not confirmed these reports.

Earlier in the day, nine Arabs were arrested in Jerusalem for attacking police near the Old City. Another 10 were arrested near the Temple Mount, where dozens of protestors were throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails, protesting against demands by Jews for rights to pray at their holiest site. Two policemen were wounded.

Written by: United with Israel Staff