Violence is on the rise in Palestinian territories and spilled over into parts of Israel:
In the central Israeli town of Petakh Tikvah a Palestinian from the West Bank stabbed and lightly wounded a man waiting at a bus stop. Passersby captured the assailant and held him till police arrived.
The Palestinian Red Crescent reported more than 90 Palestinian casualties Wednesday in confrontations with Israel security forces throughout the West Bank. The rioters threw rocks and firebombs at passing Israeli cars and at the soldiers. Injuries came from rubber bullets, tear gas, and in several cases from live fire. Israeli security forces have been authorized to use a low-velocity rifle in some cases to bring down riot ringleaders.