The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):

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4:30 p.m.

The Israeli military says it will deploy 300 soldiers in the streets of Jerusalem to help police maintain order in the city after weeks of unrest.

The deployment is the latest step by Israel to beef up security in the city. Thousands of additional police and paramilitary guards are already on patrol, and Israel has also erected concrete barriers and checkpoints outside some Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem.

The military says Thursday that the soldiers will help guard public transportation and the city's main arteries. They will be deployed on Sunday.

In the current wave of violence, eight Israelis have been killed in stabbing and shooting attacks. Thirty-one Palestinians have been killed, including 14 identified by Israel as attackers, and the others in clashes between stone-throwers and Israeli troops.