Abu Amsa, 32, admitted under questioning that he had planned to carry out a sniper attack on IDF troops patrolling the Gaza border fence with Israel.
A Palestinian man from Gaza who had entered Israel to receive medical treatment was arrested for planning sniper attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers.
Mohammed Abu Amsa, 32, was arrested earlier this month in a joint operation of the Israel Shin Bet security agency and the Israel Police. A gag order on the case was lifted on Thursday.
Amsa postponed his planned sniper attack in order to receive treatment at a Ramallah hospital to restore his eyesight.