At least one person has died after two explosions at bus stops in Jerusalem in what Israeli police say was a suspected Palestinian attack.

An explosion went off along a highway leading out of the city that is usually packed with commuters, and a second was reported in the neighbourhood of Ramot, north of the city, 30 minutes later.

It comes amid high tensions between Israel and Palestinians following months of Israeli raids in the occupied West Bank and a spate of deadly attacks against Israelis that killed 19 people.

More than 130 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli-Palestinian fighting in the West Bank and east Jerusalem this year, making 2022 the deadliest year since 2006.

The Israeli army says most of the Palestinians killed have been militants. But stone-throwing youths protesting the incursions and others not involved in confrontations have also been killed.

Yosef Haim Gabay, a medic who was at the scene when the first blast occurred, told Army Radio that “there is damage everywhere here” and that some of the wounded were bleeding heavily.

Israel’s rescue service said four people were seriously wounded in the blasts, with at least 14 injured in total.