Palestine Jerusalem Synagogue
Palestinians hurl stones during clashes with Israeli police in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi Joz after another recent stabbingReuters

An Arab man has reportedly stabbed an Israeli in the Old City of Jerusalem, according to reports.

According to Arutz Sheva, Israel's national newspaper, the injured Israeli is said to have been taken to Shaare Tzedek hospital and is currently in moderate to severe condition.

While details are still emerging, local Israeli press state that eyewitness accounts report the victim being covered in blood.

The Times of Israel have added that the victim managed to reach the Kishle police station in the Armenian Quarter, and reported that his assailant was an Arab man.

However, the police have yet to confirm the capture of the attacker. Yiddish News tweeted a picture allegedly showing authorities arresting the assailant:

Earlier this month, an Israeli soldier was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a train station in Tel Aviv, in what police said was a possible terrorist attack.

The attacker, a Palestinian from the town of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, was arrested by police after a struggle which left the man "slightly injured".

He has been identified as 18-year-old Nour al-Din Abu Khashiyeh.