Police: Israeli wounded in stabbing attack by Arab

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Police say an Israeli has been stabbed in an attack by an Arab in Jerusalem.

The ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was seriously wounded and was taken to a hospital.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says two suspects were arrested following the incident Thursday. It took place near a Jewish prayer site in a predominantly Arab area.

The attack is the latest in a series of politically-motivated stabbings in Jerusalem. Last month, an Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack on Jerusalem's light rail line.

In another incident this month, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was wounded by an axe-wielding Arab assailant.

Control of Jerusalem is a tense issue between Israelis and Palestinians. who claim the eastern part of the city as the capital of a future state.