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The Latest: Israeli military to deploy 300 troops in Jerusalem to assist police

  • An Israeli border police officer stands guard as a worker places concrete blocks on the road at the entrance to the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal Mukaber, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015.  The Israeli military began deploying hundreds of troops in cities across the country on Wednesday to assist police forces in countering a wave of deadly Palestinian shooting and stabbing attacks that have created panic across the country. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    An Israeli border police officer stands guard as a worker places concrete blocks on the road at the entrance to the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal Mukaber, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. The Israeli military began deploying hundreds of troops in cities across the country on Wednesday to assist police forces in countering a wave of deadly Palestinian shooting and stabbing attacks that have created panic across the country. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli border police search a Palestinian, next to newly placed concrete blocks in an east Jerusalem neighborhood, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. Israel erected checkpoints and deployed several hundred soldiers in the Palestinian areas of the city Wednesday as it stepped up security following a series of attacks in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    Israeli border police search a Palestinian, next to newly placed concrete blocks in an east Jerusalem neighborhood, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. Israel erected checkpoints and deployed several hundred soldiers in the Palestinian areas of the city Wednesday as it stepped up security following a series of attacks in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)  (The Associated Press)

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.