Minutes later, police received word of the second attack, in Kiryat Arba.
Last night, hundreds of Israelis demonstrated in Jerusalem’s Sacher Park, protesting the wave of violence.
Five Palestinians were killed during clashes between stone-throwers and Israeli forces along the heavily guarded Gaza border, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
This week Israel’s Channel 1 broadcast images of Barkat touring the East Jerusalem neighborood of Issawiya with a weapon, saying he wanted to set an example during tense periods.
Less than an hour earlier, a Palestinian used a vegetable peeler to stab and injure the 14-year-old Israeli in Jerusalem before he was arrested, police said.
Mahmoud Abbas said on October. 6 that Palestinians are seeking to avoid an escalation of violence.
The violence began months ago during increased tensions around the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which sits on the Temple Mount.
Many Palestinians believe Israel is trying to expand Jewish presence at the site, a claim Israel fervently denies.
The leader of Hamas in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, called on Palestinians to step up their fight against Israel, describing the recent surge in violence in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank as the beginning of a new uprising, or intifada.
Muslim men under the age of 50 will be prevented from attending prayers at what they call the Noble Sanctuary.
The Jerusalem hilltop had been at the crux of current tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.
Several Israelis were injured on Thursday and Friday in attacks by Palestinians.
At least three Palestinians were killed on Friday after Israeli soldiers fired at a crowd during a rally near the Gaza border.
The soldier who was stabbed Wednesday was lightly wounded, Israeli authorities said, and police killed the attacker. The man shot the woman, who was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Asked whether this extended to the stabbing allegedly carried out by a 17-year-old Israeli Jew in the city of Dimona, Kirby said he was not aware of the incident. More than 130 Palestinians have been wounded in demonstrations and clashes across the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Video of the arrests of at least two Palestinians showed uniformed Israeli soldiers and plainclothes men beating the detainees.
The Israeli military said about 200 Palestinians in Gaza advanced toward the border, throwing rocks and rolling burning tyres at troops stationed there.
Zeid Raad al-Hussein said in a statement issued in Geneva that he is “deeply concerned at the increasing number of reported attacks” by both Israeli settlers and Palestinians.
The sources added that as many as 19 Palestinians were also wounded during the imbroglio, describing the injuries as slight to moderate.