The President of the Palestinian authority Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) declared that condemns «brutal crime» committed in the PLO representative office in Sofia — the killing of the terrorist «people’s front for the liberation of Palestine» Umar Naif Hassan Zaid.
Mahmoud Abbas ordered that a Commission of inquiry to investigate the circumstances of the death of Zaid.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the PA, in turn, said that demands from Bulgarian side information about the incident.
News Agency WAFA also reported that Zaid Umar was mortally wounded in the garden of the Embassy, and not in the building. It is also known that he wasn’t killed by firearms.
Palestinian terrorists accused of killing Zaid Israeli intelligence agencies, but a source in Jerusalem said that Israel was not interested in conducting a complex operation to eliminate the «old fighter».