A Palestinian man, who foiled a suicide attack inside Israel, was killed in Ramallah on Monday by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah military wing.
“The collaborator was executed after he confessed that he had been recruited by the Israeli authorities on December 17, 2002,” said a statement issued by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.
The group claimed that the man had been instructed by Shin Bet (General Security Services) handlers to establish a cell belonging to Izzadin Kassam, Hamas's armed wing, in the Jenin area.
Members of the cell were later arrested or killed by the Israeli army. One of them was arrested on May 3, 2003, on suspicion of his intention to carry out a suicide attack inside Israel.
According to the Fatah gunmen, the “collaborator” recently moved to Ramallah, where he was entrusted with following the movements of Fatah and Islamic Jihad fugitives. He was caught and accused of “collaboration” with the Shin Bet.
Sources in the Preventive Security Service said the suspected "collaborator" had worked in Israel for many years in exchange for money and a cell phone and had established contacts with criminals. His main mission was to report on the movement and whereabouts of Palestinian gunmen who were firing Kassam rockets into Israel.