The attacker, who remains at large, stabbed a 19-year-old officer in the neck. He then assaulted a 35-year-old officer, who came to the assistance of the first one.
"This is a serious event, an attack on police officers. The Jerusalem Police will work to apprehend the terrorist," Moshe Edri, the chief of the Jerusalem Police said, as quoted by the Ynet.
Jerusalem has been at the heart of mounting tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. Terrorist attacks have been on the rise in the city. In mid-November, five people were killed and seven wounded in an attack carried out by two Palestinians armed with knives and axes at a synagogue. Earlier that month, Israeli police killed a man who drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians, killing one and injuring 13 others.