“Palestinian security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah orchestrated the blast. They said they had tracked recent communications between Hezbollah militant Kais Obeid and an unidentified Palestinian who they believed was the attacker.
But a Hezbollah official in Beirut denied involvement. “As far as we are concerned, there is no need to respond to such lies that we have become used to it,” the official said.
Hezbollah has emerged as the biggest threat to the fragile Israeli-Palestinian truce, with Lebanese guerrillas offering West Bank gunmen thousands of dollars to attack Israelis. The Iranian-funded Lebanese guerrillas, who have hundreds of West Bank gunmen on their payroll, have stepped up pressure recently.”
Call me a cynic, but part of me wonders if there isn’t some collusion between the groups, a good cop, bad cop kind of thing.