Bomber quit PA intelligence service to join Hamas two days before attack

December 02, 2001

JERUSALEM SUICIDE BOMBER RESIGNED FROM PALESTINIAN INTELLIGENCE TWO DAYS BEFORE BOMBINGS

December 2, 2001

Mohammed Halbiyeh, identified yesterday as one of the Jerusalem suicide bombers, resigned as an officer in the Palestinian intelligence service two days before the bombings and announced that he was joining Hamas.

During recent years, PA intelligence officers have received extensive training by the CIA.


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