The Israeli government has been scrambling to respond to the riots in Jerusalem, and in particular to what happened to three young men.
They were allegedly shot by rioters on Saturday, and the police have been accused of negligence in the investigation.
On Sunday, a Palestinian teenager was shot dead by a police officer in the West Bank village of Bethlehem, and another teenager was wounded by gunfire at a protest in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.
At least two Palestinians were killed and several were wounded in the clashes on Saturday.
On Monday, the police were accused of trying to use a crowd of protesters to intimidate demonstrators, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
Police have also been accused by the Israeli government of using excessive force in the aftermath of the riots, which broke out when Palestinian youth clashed with police in the Old City of Jerusalem.
“This is a crime and an outrage,” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Al Jazeera, adding that the Palestinians will demand an inquiry and a full investigation.
“We want justice for all, but we do not want the occupation to be seen as responsible.”
The riots, first reported on Israeli television, have triggered a political backlash in Israel, with the Israeli-Arab conflict dominating the headlines for weeks.
Palestinians accuse Israel of failing to respond adequately to the unrest, with many calling for boycotts of the Israeli economy, and a possible freeze of Israeli foreign aid to the occupied West Bank.
On Saturday, demonstrators clashed with Israeli police in Jerusalem’s Old City, and some clashed with security forces in the nearby Palestinian neighborhoods of Bethlehem and Jenin, as well as in the neighboring city of Nablus.
The unrest began when protesters tried to set off fireworks in Jerusalem.
Several Palestinian youths were injured, and one Palestinian was killed.
Police shot and killed a Palestinian man in Jenin and injured another in Bethlehem.
Police said the two were involved in a knife fight and were arrested for assaulting a police car.
Police arrested five people in Jenab, the district of Bethlehem that includes the Old Town of Jerusalem, including two young men who were reportedly involved in the riots.
One of the men, who was identified as a 17-year-old from Bethlehem, was shot in the leg and a second was stabbed in the chest, the Jerusalem Post reported.
The police arrested another teenager, 21-yearold Nabil, in Bethlehem, the same day.
The Jerusalem Police Department later said it was conducting an investigation into the clashes.
“Police did not do a good job of managing the situation in the Jerusalem neighborhood,” said Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, adding: “The situation is under control.
We are dealing with a situation that is much worse than what happened in Jenino.”
“It is clear that the police did not handle it properly and were not able to handle the situation,” he said.
Protesters on Saturday also clashed with riot police in Jenina, near the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, the Israeli news website Ynet reported.
Protesters threw stones at police and riot police, the news outlet said.
The clashes followed the death of a Palestinian woman, 21, who police said was shot by an Israeli settler.
She died at a hospital.
Israeli police also shot and wounded another Palestinian teenager, in Jenins village of Nabi Saleh.
Police in the Israeli West Bank town of Hebron said they responded to a call to intervene after an 18-year old was wounded in a separate incident.
“I heard shots in the air and there were protesters throwing stones and fireworks,” one resident told Al-Monitor.
“It turned out to be fireworks.
I saw a man who had been shot in Hebron and he was lying in the street.
The ambulance driver and police came and took him away,” the resident said.
“The next day, I saw two policemen outside my house and told them to evacuate the area.”
The protesters said they were not affiliated with the Islamic Movement of Gaza, which is not a member of the Palestinian Authority, and did not take part in the demonstrations.
Some protesters also hurled rocks at police officers, the AP reported.
Palestinians also attacked a police station in Jenabi, according a Palestinian official.
“They were shouting and cursing and spitting,” said the official.
Another protester was injured when he tried to block the entrance to a building, and an Israeli police officer tried to arrest him, the official added.
Police fired tear gas at protesters who threw stones and set tires on fire, the Reuters news agency reported.
“At one point, a group of protesters threw rocks at a car that was going to take a woman to a hospital,” a witness told the Reuters agency.
“A young man was seriously injured in the incident.
The car was taken to the hospital,” the source added.
The Associated Press reported that some protesters threw bottles and Molotov cocktails at police.
In Nabi’a, a nearby settlement, demonstrators threw stones, rocks and firecrackers at Israeli police officers in an attempt to burn down the police station,