PA policemen behind last week’s shooting attack

These are the people we’re supposed to make peace with. I hope that Bush and Rice gain some sense real soon.

Palestinian policemen were behind the shooting attack last week which killed Ido Zoldan, a 29 year-old father of two from the settlement of Shavei Shomron, the IDF and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed Sunday night. Zoldan was killed last Monday night – the day before the Annapolis summit began – when shots were fired at his car as he drove past the Palestinian village of al-Punduk.

The three members of the cell were Palestinian policemen and members of the Palestinian National Security Force, which Israel and the United States have been investing in as part of the international effort to strengthen Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah government.

Defense officials said that the weapon used in the attack was not supplied to the Palestinians by Israel since it did not belong to the official Palestinian security forces. The officials said however that the IDF expected the political echelon to rethink its policy of strengthening Abbas while his policemen were involved in terrorism.

The day after the attack, acting on intelligence, IDF soldiers and Shin Bet operatives raided the village of Kfar Kadum, near al-Pundak and arrested Daper Barham and Abdullah Barahm, both 22-year-old Palestinian policemen and members of Fatah. The third suspect, Fadi Jama, also a policeman, was in Palestinian Police custody.

During their interrogation, the two confessed their involvement in the attack and handed over the weapon used in the shooting to the Shin Bet. They said that they had parked their car on the side of the road and waited for an Israeli car to pass by. Once Zoldan’s car appeared, they merged onto the road, passed him up and opened fire. They told their inteoogratos that they decided to carry out the attack to “scare settlers.”

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5 Comments

  1. benning December 3, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    The Pseudostinians are such wonderful, civilized people. No wonder the West is in a hurry to negotiate with them.

  2. Jack's Shack December 3, 2007 at 9:07 am

    Misanthrope,

    You are right to ask questions and I would encourage you to keep doing so.

    What concerns me now is that I see a repetition of past mistakes as well as a lack of understanding of the situation by our Admin.

    There are hundreds of examples that I could give about why this is doomed. That is not to say that I think that it will be that way forever.

    But until the Arabs stop teaching their children that Israel exists upon stolen land this conflict will continue.

  3. The Misanthrope December 3, 2007 at 7:07 am

    I am not arguing, I would only show my ignorance. I’ll just keep trying to understand it all.

  4. Jack's Shack December 3, 2007 at 5:15 am

    Hi Misanthrope,

    The problem is that the nutjobs are the ones talking. I can provide all sorts of material on this.

    Here is a good roundup.

    I blogged about how the Saudis wouldn’t shake hands, how Hamas refuses to acknowledge Annapolis as having any legitimacy, how the PA makes statements like:

    “There is no country in the world where religious and national identities are intertwined,” Erekat told Radio Palestine.”

    The problems here are beyond those that can be solved in a couple of months.

  5. The Misanthrope December 3, 2007 at 5:02 am

    I ask this in all sincerity, should you let nut jobs derail the peace process? No country can stop every group attempting to disrupt possible progress.

    Killings and counter attacks don’t seem to be doing anything to stem the tide. Is there an answer?

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