A Palestinian man stabbed and slightly wounded two Israeli paramilitary border police officers at the entrance to Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, said Israeli police, who are searching for the attacker.

The stabbing was at the Lion's Gate in east Jerusalem shortly after morning prayers at the Al-Aqsa compound. There has been a wave of attacks amid heightened tensions over the compound.

Meanwhile, a Jerusalem hospital said it was continuing to treat a Palestinian boy hurt in a clash between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters. Police said Palestinians threw fire bombs and fireworks at police, who then used "riot-dispersal means."

Israel's supreme court, meanwhile, said Friday that authorities have two years to evacuate Amona, one of the oldest Jewish settlement outposts. - AP