An Israeli man was stabbed to death yesterday afternoon by a Palestinian assailant in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva. While the Palestinian suspect, a 46-year-old resident of the West Bank city of Nablus who worked in Israel legally, attempted to flee the scene; police units patrolling the area apprehended the suspect – and following an investigation, the attack was declared to be a nationalistically motivated act of terror. Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld told TV7 that Israel had no prior intelligence warning of an attack – while highlighting that heightened security is being exercised in the areas of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in order to prevent any terrorist attacks from taking place. “Police special patrol units responded to a stabbing attack that took place in the area of Petah Tikvah just after one o’clock in the afternoon. A Palestinian armed with a knife from the area of Nablus made his was in the area and stabbed the Israeli man, aged 39, who was rushed to hospital in critical condition and unfortunately he passed away from his wounds, a short while afterwards. Heightened security is continuing today in order to prevent any further terrorist attacks in the area of Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. There was no specific warnings that we received or intelligence of any attack that was scheduled to take place,” Mickey Rosenfeld, Israeli Police Spokesman.