Israeli police says a Palestinian assailant has stabbed an Israeli man in Jerusalem, lightly wounding him.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says security forces chased down the 20-year-old attacker, who tossed away his knife while running, and apprehended him without having to open fire.

Monday's incident is the latest in eight months of Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings, but also shooting and vehicular assaults, that have killed 28 Israelis and two Americans. About 200 Palestinians have been killed during the same time, most of them said by Israel to have been attackers while the rest were killed in clashes with Israeli forces.

Israel blames the wave of violence on the Palestinian campaign of lies and incitement. The Palestinians say it is a result of frustration over nearly 50 years of occupation.