A tourist was stabbed in the hills outside Jerusalem on Saturday and police were searching for a possible missing female companion, an Israeli police spokesman told AFP.
Israeli rescue services said the injured woman, whose nationality was not disclosed, was in moderate to serious condition at Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital.
Local media said she was found at around dusk by passers-by near the village of Mata, west of Jerusalem and inside Israel.
"Her hands were tied, she was stabbed in the upper part of her body, she claimed that two Arabs stabbed her," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
He said there was so far insufficient information to determine if the incident was a militant attack or if other motives were involved.
Israeli media speculated that the alleged missing woman was the victim of a kidnapping.
Police were questioning the injured woman in her hospital bed, while a search was underway for a possible second woman, Rosenfeld said.
"She claimed that she had a friend who was with her at the time. Police are searching the area in order to understand exactly what took place there," he said.
"We're looking in all different directions while taking her testimony seriously," he added. "Was there another woman? Is she missing? Has she been killed, has she been kidnapped? Was it maybe guys that she knew, it's not clear."
Source: AFP Global Edition