A Palestinian man has been indicted on Wednesday for allegedly stabbing and seriously wounding an Israeli man in Rosh Ha'ayin last month.
The Tel Aviv District Court indicted 23-year-old Walid Mansour for attempted murder and aggravated terroristic assault.
Mansour, who arrived at Rosh Ha'ayin after he illegally slipped through a hole in the West Bank security fence while armed with a knife, came upon the victim, 31-year-old Refael Levi, at a construction site.
Levi came to the area to view an apartment he bought at the project. Mansour came up to him and lied that he had keys to the building.
After the two went upstairs, Mansour allegedly stabbed Levi some 20 times, leaving him in critical condition.
Police did not initially investigate the incident as a terrorist attack, but as a regular assault, changing their direction after Levi woke up from a coma and told investigators what had happened.
Mansour fled the scene back to his West Bank hometown of Jenin.
Upon arriving at his home, he locked himself up for several days, trying to disguise himself by shaving his head and beard and asking relatives and friends to call him by a different name.
Eventually, the Shin Bet security agency managed to track his location and arrest him, along with three other people who were suspected of aiding him in the attack.