Kalalweh, a resident of Jenin, had been shot in the legs earlier this week by a Fatah terrorist cell which alleged he had aided the IDF in killing Hamas bomb maker Qais Odwan during Operation Defensive Shield. Doctors had transferred him to a facility in Ramallah for his safety. However, on Wednesday night a group of four Fatah gunmen stormed the hospital and killed Kalalweh in his room.
Last month, Fatah terrorist claimed responsibility for the murder of another suspected Israeli agent in Tulkarm. Fida Tirawi, 27, was similarly shot to death in a hospital ward as he was recovering from surgery.
In July, Fatah assassins murdered Qaad Abu Shalbayah in Ramallah after accusing him of working for Israel's General Security Service. Abu Shalbayah had been in Palestinian police custody on his way to court when three masked men ambushed and killed him. The police officers escorting Abu Shalbayah made no effort to protect him nor did they seek to capture the masked assailants as they fled. Eyewitnesses to the shooting in Ramallah have told Shurat HaDin that the "hit" on Abu Shalbayah was "quite obviously arranged by his police guards."
Since the signing of the Oslo agreements between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1993, several hundred so-called "collaborators" have been murdered by Palestinian terrorist groups. To date, the PA police have never conducted any investigation into the killings, have never made any arrest of a suspect and have never filed any indictments.
In recent months, hundreds of Palestinians accused of being Israeli agents have been arrested by the Palestinian police in the areas under the PA's control and are being held without trials. At least nine such prisoners have been sentenced to death after receiving speedy "trials" before Palestinian military tribunals that lasted less than one hour.
According to Shuarat HaDin Director Nitsana Darshan-Leitner: "The political turmoil in the Palestinian Authority has provided a green light to Arafat's terrorists to hunt down and kill anyone they allege is assisting Israel. The PA is the only area in the world where terrorist slayings are a regular event and the international human rights groups refuse to protest." In the past year, masked gunmen of the Fatah faction have murdered three Palestinian women, who were accused of "collaborating" with Israel. In August 2002 Fatah killed Ikhlas Khouli, 35, a mother of seven, in the streets of Tulkarm. Three days later, the terrorist group murdered Rajah Ibrahim, 18, in Tulkarm's public square. Last October Fatah shot to death Haifa Sultan, 39, in an alley in Nablus.
According to international groups monitoring the PA, less than half of those accused of being collaborators, were actually in the Israeli security services' employ. Many are merely victims of family/clan disputes with members of the various terrorist organizations, while others were owed substantial sums of money by their assailants, who found the murders as an easy way to discharge their debts.