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Police say Israeli soldier stabbed in downtown Tel Aviv; Palestinian suspect arrested

  • Paramedics treat an Israeli soldier after he was stabbed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. An Israeli soldier was stabbed in a downtown Tel Aviv train station on Monday, police said, adding that they had arrested a Palestinian suspected of perpetrating the act as part of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.(AP Photo/Israel Ben Ami) ***ISRAEL OUT***

    Paramedics treat an Israeli soldier after he was stabbed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. An Israeli soldier was stabbed in a downtown Tel Aviv train station on Monday, police said, adding that they had arrested a Palestinian suspected of perpetrating the act as part of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.(AP Photo/Israel Ben Ami) ***ISRAEL OUT***  (The Associated Press)

  • Paramedics treat an Israeli soldier after he was stabbed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. An Israeli soldier was stabbed in a downtown Tel Aviv train station on Monday, police said, adding that they had arrested a Palestinian suspected of perpetrating the act as part of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.(AP Photo/Israel Ben Ami) ***ISRAEL OUT***

    Paramedics treat an Israeli soldier after he was stabbed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. An Israeli soldier was stabbed in a downtown Tel Aviv train station on Monday, police said, adding that they had arrested a Palestinian suspected of perpetrating the act as part of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.(AP Photo/Israel Ben Ami) ***ISRAEL OUT***  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli riot police officers arrest an Israeli Arab protester during a protest in the Arab village of Kfar Kana, northern Israel, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Arab youths clashed with Israeli police in the northern Israeli town of Kfar Kana, burning tires and hurling firecrackers at the security forces. It was the third straight day of unrest in the town following the shooting death of a local man by an Israeli police officer. Video of the incident indicate the man was walking away from the officer when he was shot. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Israeli riot police officers arrest an Israeli Arab protester during a protest in the Arab village of Kfar Kana, northern Israel, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Arab youths clashed with Israeli police in the northern Israeli town of Kfar Kana, burning tires and hurling firecrackers at the security forces. It was the third straight day of unrest in the town following the shooting death of a local man by an Israeli police officer. Video of the incident indicate the man was walking away from the officer when he was shot. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)  (The Associated Press)

Israel police say that an Israeli soldier was stabbed in downtown Tel Aviv, and that they immediately arrested a Palestinian suspect.

Spokeswoman Luba Samri said the victim had been "gravely" wounded that the suspect is a resident of the area around the West Bank city of Nablus who was in Israel illegally.

Micky Rosenfeld, another police spokesman, said that all possibilities into the attacker's motive were being investigated, including whether it was related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have been high in recent weeks, following last summer's war in the Gaza Strip and increasing frictions over a contested Jerusalem holy site.