Israel was stabbed in Jerusalem and Palestinian minors arrested

Israeli police say an Israeli woman was stabbed and slightly injured in a tense neighborhood in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM-An Israeli woman was stabbed and slightly injured in a tense neighborhood in East Jerusalem on Wednesday. The police said the suspect was a Palestinian underage female who fled the scene and was later arrested at a nearby school.

The Israeli woman was taken to the trauma department of the nearby Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital. The hospital stated that the 26-year-old woman was conscious and in a stable condition.

The stabbing occurred in Sheikh Jarrah. During the decades-long legal battle, several large Palestinian families were at risk of being deported by Jewish settlers. The protests and clashes with the police that took place there last spring fuelled the 11-day war in Gaza.

Due to the traffic jam caused by the morning commute, sirens can be heard echoing nearby.

A few days ago, a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli man and attempted to stab a paramilitary border policeman, just outside the Old City of Jerusalem, about one mile (1.6 km) from Sheikh Jala. The border police shot and killed the assailant.

Last month, a Hamas militant opened fire in the Old City of Jerusalem, killing an Israeli and wounding four others before being shot and killed by the police.

In the 1967 war, Israel occupied East Jerusalem, including the Old City and the main holy sites for Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and annexed it in an internationally unrecognized move. It treats the entire city as a unified capital.

The Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of their future country. The fate of this city was one of the most difficult issues in the peace negotiations more than a decade ago.