Wanted terrorist Omar Nayef Zayed was found dead at the Palestinian embassy in Bulgaria, local media reported today.
A member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Zayed, 51, was convicted along with two others of the murder of yeshiva student Eliyahu Amadi in Yerushalayim’s Old City in 1986.
After being sentenced to life in prison, he was transferred to a mental hospital and then escaped in 1990, fleeing to an Arab country and then moving to Bulgaria in 1994.
After Israel requested his extradition from Bulgaria in December, Bulgarian authorities sought to arrest him but he escaped to the embassy before they could get to him.
It’s safe to assume that the Palestinian claim the Mossad is behind Zayed’s death is baseless.
Israel would not dare get entangled with an assassination after filing an official request for his extradition, and certainly not while Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is visiting Israel.