Houses are seen in the Jewish settlement of Har Gilo, December 29, 2016.
(photo credit: BAZ RATNER/REUTERS)
One person was injured in a stabbing attack in the West Bank city of Beit Jala, south of Jerusalem and just outside the Har Gilo settlement, according to a statement released by the Israel Police.
The victim, a man in his 30s, was lightly injured on his face, a Magen David Adom statement said. He has been taken to Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center, a hospital statement said.
The assailant fled the scene and security forces are in pursuit.
This is a developing story.