BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man was detained earlier this week on suspicion that he stabbed a man in central Israel, Israeli media reported Wednesday.
The Hebrew language newspaper Maariv reported that 28-year-old Fadi Walid Ibrahim from Birzeit was arrested after being suspected of stabbing a man in Israel's Petah Tikvah.
According to the report, Ibrahim told his interrogators that he was affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and that he stabbed the man in retaliation to the Israeli army's Thursday killing of a PFLP activist in the West Bank city of Birzeit.
Ibrahim admitted to sneaking into Israel through the al-Zaayem checkpoint in East Jerusalem, the Maariv report said.
The Israeli news site Ynet reported Sunday that a 33-year-old ultra-Orthodox man in Petah Tikvah was stabbed and brought to the hospital with moderate injuries.
On Thursday, Israeli forces killed 24-year-old Muatazz Washaha on after opening fire on a property in Birzeit.
The PFLP vowed
that it would respond to attack.
Israeli forces have killed 40 Palestinians since the beginning of US-backed negotiations with Israel.