A man was seriously injured Thursday in a stabbing in the Gilo neighborhood in Jerusalem’s Gilo neighborhood, with authorities saying that they believe the incident is likely terror-related.
Paramedics brought the man, in his 30s, who was conscious but in serious condition, to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in the capital for treatment.
The hospital said that upon arrival, the man was in a very serious and unstable condition, and was taken to surgery. It later said he was stable but still in serious condition, sedated and ventilated, in the intensive care ward.
The Walla news site cited eyewitnesses as saying there was a brawl between Jews and Arabs at the scene of the stabbing. The Gilo neighborhood is over the pre-1967 Green Line.
Police said in a statement that they arrested one suspect, and were investigating if he was involved in the incident.
According to Hebrew media reports, the Shin Bet is involved in the ongoing investigation.
A large number of police forces, including helicopters, were deployed in the search for suspects after two knives were found at the scene, one of which was used in the stabbing, police said in a statement.
Jerusalem district police chief Doron Turgeman was holding a situational assessment at the scene, police added.
The incident comes as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have been high across the region for the past year and a half, with the military carrying out near-nightly raids in the West Bank amid a series of deadly Palestinian terror attacks.