Obeid. Called Suboh's mother
Photo: Zvika Tishler
Suboh. Weapons from Hezbollah?
The Palestinian Authority was investigating Monday whether Hezbollah was behind a shooting attack in the West Bank that killed Meir Avshalom Hai.
Ynet has learned that a Fatah operative who was arrested on Sunday and is considered a good friend of the three murderers was questioned as to their connection to the Lebanese militant group.
In addition, Ynet has learned that Kais Obeid, one of the links between Hezbollah and Fatah who played a central part in the kidnapping of Elhanan Tannenbaum, called the mother of one of the three attackers on Sunday to comfort her.
Obeid told the mother of Anan Suboh that Hezbollah would assist the family in anything she asked for. The conversation is viewed as possible proof of Hezbollah's involvement in the attack.
The IDF attempted to arrest the attackers, all Fatah operatives from Nablus, but ended up killing them when they resisted arrest. The weapons used to shoot Hai were confiscated from the home of Suboh, who was released from an Israeli prison as part of the 2007 "amnesty agreement".
The PA is concerned that Hezbollah may once again attempt to infiltrate its ranks in order to enlist former
members of Fatah, though the agreement took steps to estrange Fatah operatives from the effects of the Lebanese group.
Many of those released as part of the agreement were immediately employed by the PA's security forces as part of the attempt to preserve them from outside influences, and awarded raises and promotions on a regular basis.