PA police chief: Shooting attack was result of business dispute

The two off-duty soldiers who were killed on Friday in a drive-by terrorist attack were victims of a business dispute, Palestinian Authority Police Chief of Hebron, Samih A-Safi said on Sunday. In an interview with the Palestinian News Agency Ma'an, the perpetrators confessed to killing Pvt. Ahikam Amihai, 20, and Sgt. David Rubin, 21 out of criminal, not nationalistic motivations. "The suspects said that they don't belong to any political body or any kind of faction," he added. This theory was first forwarded on Saturday by PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki, who told Al-Arabia that he, too, believed the cause of the attack to be a business dispute, and that he came to this conclusion after hearing details of the investigation.