An Israeli soldier was stabbed at the Hagana train station in Tel Aviv in an attack that was followed by the arrest of a Palestinian suspect. The 20-year-old man was stabbed several times and was rushed to the nearest hospital, Haaretz reported, citing a local ambulance service.

Police officials arrested the Palestinian man, who also was injured, at the attack site and said that he belongs to the town of Nablus in the Occupied West Bank, Reuters reported. The suspect, who had entered Israel illegally, was apprehended by an anti-terror unit, which was working undercover in a building nearby, according to Haaretz. The latest incident, which was called a terror attack by a local police spokesperson, is the fourth such attack in the last few weeks in the region. 

"A young man of about 20 lay in the road adjacent to the Haganah train station," Moshe Amir, a paramedic at the scene, said, according to Haaretz, adding: "He was unconscious, had no pulse and was not breathing. There was a huge crowd at the scene. We started giving him emergency treatment, including resuscitation, until an ambulance arrived and he was taken to hospital in critical condition."

The region has been marked by heightened violence since Israel decided to restrict entry to the Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, which is located inside the Temple Mount compound.

On Oct. 23, a woman and infant were killed after a Palestinian man drove his car into a light-rail train station in Jerusalem. The city was rocked by rioting following the incident when Israeli forces fatally shot a 14-year-old Palestinian-American boy on Oct. 24. Later that month, on Oct. 30, Yehuda Glick, an Israeli-American activist was shot, leaving him critically wounded. Last week, a man drove a vehicle through central Jerusalem running over pedestrians, and killing two people.