Suspect Police spokesperson

A woman was stabbed in Jaffa, part of the city of Tel Aviv, Wednesday morning, police reported.

The attack occurred on Aplaton Street in Jaffa, leaving the victim lightly wounded. The assailant fled the scene after the attack.

Police forces were dispatched to the area, and security forces are searching for the suspect.

MDA emergency first responders were called to the scene and provided first aid to the victim.

Authorities say all possible motives are being investigated in the attack, which may be terror-related.

According to a report by Israel Hayom, the assailant did not try to steal the woman's purse, attempting instead to stab the woman without robbing her.

As the suspect approached her, the woman raised her arms and began screaming. When the assailant attempted to stab her, the knife caught the woman's shirt, tearing it and lightly wounding her but, according to initial reports, the attacker failed to cause a deep stab wound.

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