Palestinian police murdered Israeli hikers

Thursday, January 03, 2008 |  by Staff Writer

Information released for publication by Israeli security officials this week revealed that the surviving killers of two Israeli hikers near Hebron last week are both members of the official Palestinian Authority security forces.

Despite being mortally wounded in the shooting, the Israelis managed to return fire, killing the third terrorist.

The remaining terrorists immediately turned themselves in to their comrades in the PA police for fear of being captured by Israeli forces.

Speaking to Israel Radio, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Israel would not demand the killers be handed over, but warned that if they are freed from Palestinian jails as previous terrorists have been, Israel will come after them.

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