Israeli security officials on Sunday revealed that last week's fatal terrorist drive-by shooting of a young Israeli father was carried out by members of the official Palestinian Authority police force.
Ido Zoldan, 29, was killed just one day before the start of the US-hosted Middle East peace summit in Annapolis, Maryland. The US and Israeli governments declared the summit an opportunity to bolster the regime of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and those forces loyal to him, which have been the recipients of American weaponry and CIA training.
The captured killers told their Israeli interrogators that they carried out the attack in order "to scare Jewish settlers" away from their biblical heartland in Samaria, reported Ynet.
Israeli army officials said that in light of the new evidence showing Abbas' forces remain involved in anti-Israel terrorism, Jerusalem and Washington should rethink their policy of bending over backwards to strengthen his rule.