An Israeli woman was stabbed and lightly wounded in front of her children while taking them to school in a tense neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Wednesday.
The suspect, a Palestinian female minor, fled the scene and was later arrested inside a nearby school after a manhunt, police said.
The stabbing took place in Sheikh Jarrah, where several Palestinian extended families are at risk of being evicted by Jewish settlers amid a decades-long legal battle. Protests and clashes with police there last spring helped ignite the 11-day Gaza war.
The victim was taken to the trauma unit of the nearby Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital, which said the 26-year-old was conscious and in stable condition.
According to the police, the woman was waking with children including a baby when the Palestinian teen stabbed her. The children were not hurt.
When emergency teams arrived on the scene they found the woman with the knife still inside her wound.
The neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, was the scene of violent demonstrations after several Palestinian families said they were are at risk of being evicted from their homes by Jewish settlers amid a decades-long legal battle.
Protests and clashes with police there last spring helped ignite the 11-day Gaza war.
The Hamas terror group issued a statement calling the attack an act of heroism. "This proves the greatness of our people who's resistance is unbreakable," Hamas said.
Associated Press contributed to this report
First published: 07:58, 12.08.21