BREAKING REPORT: ‘Palestinian’ terrorist wanted by Israel assassinated in PA embassy in Bulgaria
Man escaped from Israeli custody over 25 years ago after being convicted of murdering an Israeli yeshiva student in 1986.
Omar Nayef Zayed, a Palestinian fugitive who had taken refuge at the Palestinian Authority’s consulate in Sofia, has been assassinated at the consulate, Israel’s Channel 1 reported on Friday citing Bulgarian news sources.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ordered an investigation into the assassination.
Zayed, 52, escaped from Israeli custody over 25 years ago after being convicted of murdering an Israeli yeshiva student in 1986.
Last month it was reported that Zayed had been given 72 hours to turn himself in for extradition to Israel or face arrest
Israeli authorities made a formal request for the fugitive’s return on December 15, 2015. Omar Zayed “has refused to turn himself in,” according to Zayed’s brother, Hamza, who spoke to Al Jazeera from Amman, Jordan.
Zayed is “a political fighter who defended the Palestinian cause” and he “poses no danger” to Israel today, Hamza added.
Zayed has been living in Sofia since 1994 and has Bulgarian residency while his wife and three children all carry Bulgarian citizenship, according to Al Jazeera.
Two days after Israel demanded Zayed’s return, Bulgarian authorities raided his home
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