Clashes in eastern Jerusalem
Clashes in eastern JerusalemHadas Porush/Flash 90

Dozens of Arabs began rioting this afternoon at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, clashing with police forces stationed in the area.

In addition, reports indicate that dozens of Palestinian Arabs are throwing stones at several locations along the Gaza border. IDF forces are responding with crowd dispersal means.

Earlier, dozens of Palestinian Arabs rioted near the Jewish area of Hevron. No injuries have been reported.

The IDF conducted a situational assessment this morning amidst fears of riots following US President Donald Trump's speech in which he declared American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.

Upon completion of the situational assessment, it was decided to reinforce several battalions, as well as intelligence and regional units, in Judea and Samaria.

In addition, additional emergency forces are prepared to rush to the area in case of further developments.

It should be noted that in the past 24 hours there has been an increase in the number of terror incidents, including stone-throwing and Molotov cocktails in eastern Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria. Molotov cocktails and stones were thrown at vehicles on the central road in the Binyamin region, near the village of Rantis. There were no casualties and no damage was reported. Security forces were called to the scene.

This morning, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh called for the start of a new “intifada,” following Trump’s declaration.