Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said he was in his 30s and worked as a private security guard.
First responder Dr. Yishai Ben Uri Zilbeger said, "After being notified by United Hatzalah's dispatch and Command center to the incident in the Old City, I arrived at the scene and found one person in their 20's suffering from a stab wound in their upper chest".
The attack came less than a month after Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a father of six from the West Bank outpost of Gilad Farm, was killed in a drive-by attack carried out by a Palestinian terror cell.
Israeli forces have arrested 1,319 Palestinians in the first two months of 2018, including 274 minors, 23 women, and four journalists, making the total number of Palestinian prisoners detained in Israeli jails 6,500, as of February 28, 2018, according to a new report compiled by several Palestinian prisoners' rights groups.
On Dec. 6, U.S. President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, triggering world outcry and protests across the Palestinian territories.
Palestinians too see the city as their capital and Trump's recognition broke with decades of United States policy that its status would be negotiated between the parties.
Adraee said that the Israeli military tanks destroyed a "monitoring point" of Hamas.
Israeli forces on Sunday knocked out a tunnel in the Gaza Strip dug by Hamas militants to mount cross-border attacks, the military said.
Israel warplanes attacked 18 "terror targets belonging to Hamas" in Gaza in response to the blast, which severely wounded two of the soldiers, and a subsequent Palestinian rocket attack on southern Israel.
There have also been tensions along the border between Gaza and Israel in recent days.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum called the Israeli action a further escalation that would not achieve its goals.
In its overnight raid in Gaza, the IDF destroyed two Hamas terror tunnels that the terror group was trying to re-dig, after they had been destroyed during Operation Protective Edge.