Hizbullah martyr – Shahade's body
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Hizbullah to support assassinated Jihad man's family

Nasrallah's office informs widow of Muhammad Shahade, killed by IDF in Bethlehem this week, that Hizbullah will offer financial support to his family; Palestinian sources: Shahade planned yeshiva attack on Hizbullah's orders

Terror connection revealed: The family of Muhammad Shahade, the Fatah and Islamic Jihad man killed by the IDF along with three other Palestinians in Bethlehem Wednesday evening, received a phone call from Hassan Nasrallah's office Friday evening, Palestinian sources reported.


Hizbullah representatives reportedly spoke with Shahade's widow and informed her that Nasrallah decided to designate her husband as a Hizbullah martyr, therefore entitling his family to a "martyr allowance."


"We do not alienate ourselves from our people and we will assume the financial burden involved in this," Hizbullah told the widow.


Following Shahade's killing, Palestinian sources told Ynet that he planned the attack at Mercaz Harav yeshiva in Jerusalem last week, and noted that he also maintained close ties with Hizbullah."



Was Shahade mastermind of yeshiva attack?

Security officials denied the claims regarding Shahade's involvement in the attack, but they did not rule out the possibility that Hizbullah was behind the massacre, which left eight yeshiva students dead.


However, a Palestinian source told Ynet that Hizbullah's contact with the family and assessments by Israeli security officials regarding Hizbullah's involvement in the attack boosts the claim that Shahade was indeed the attack's mastermind.


On Thursday, Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar reported that the terrorist who carried out the attack at the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in Jerusalem last week was sent to assassinate one of the yeshiva rabbis.


According to the report, based on Palestinian sources, the organization that sent the terrorist planned to assassinate one of the yeshiva heads, but after the shooter failed to find the rabbi, he opened fire at the students in the library.


The rabbi's identity was not mentioned in the report


פרסום ראשון: 03.14.08, 22:27
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