IDF: PA Police Killed Settler Ido Zoldan in West Bank Last Week

Suspects in murder of Shavei Shomron resident Ido Zoldan are active members of PA national security service.

The Israel Defense Forces has arrested the Palestinians who are believed responsible for the shooting incident in which Ido Zoldan was killed 10 days ago in the West Bank.

According to information released for publication Sunday night, the attack was carried out by three Palestinians, members of Palestinian National Security force. Two of them are brothers, Dafer and Abdullah Birham, both in their 20s, members of Fatah and serving in National Security in Ramallah.

The two were arrested several hours after the attack in Kafr Kadum, where the vehicle they had used was found.

During an investigation by the Shin Bet security service, the two let it be known that a third person was also involved in the incident: They said that Fadi Jama', also in the National Security organization of the Palestinian Authority, gave them the weapons they used in the attack.

Zolden, a resident of the settlement of Shavei Shomron, was driving toward the settlement of Karnei Shomron in the northern West Bank on November 19, when gunmen in a passing vehicle opened fire, critically wounding him.

Magen David Adom emergency medical technicians performed CPR on site, but were unable to revive him and pronounced his death shortly after.

The Fatah-affiliated Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade took responsibility for the attack. A statement from the group said the shooting came in protest of the upcoming Annapolis peace summit and the "crimes of Israel against the Palestinians."

However, Riad Malki, the Palestinian minister of information and foreign affairs, said Abbas' West Bank-based government viewed the attack as an isolated incident that didn't reflect on the Palestinian security plan and shouldn't compromise peace efforts.