On the official level, Israel does not comment on the murder of Umar Naif Hassan Zaid (52) in the Palestinian Embassy in Bulgaria, but a source in Jerusalem in an interview with radio station «Sieves Beth» denied allegations of being involved in the incident.
The source said that Israel is not interested in the «persecution of old terrorist» and the waste of resources, which require such operations. The source also called the killing of Zaid «unprofessional», if you believe the preliminary information about the circumstances of his death.
According to some, Zaid has not been shot, his death was caused by beatings.
The Israeli authorities in 2015, filed a request for the extradition of Umar Zaid Nayef, who escaped in 1990 and has since been hiding in Bulgaria. After learning about the request for his extradition, Zaid took refuge in the PA’s representation in Sofia.
Umar Naif Saeed was sentenced for the murder of a yeshiva student in Jerusalem in 1986. In 1990 he was admitted to hospital in Bethlehem and managed to escape from there. Zaid changed several Arab countries, and in 1994 moved to Bulgaria.