The Ministry of Interior said its investigation revealed the gunmen who opened fire on Jamal Obeid outside a mosque March 15 had been recruited by a militant Fatah group.
The suspects in the attack, which left Obeid with a wound to the foot, confessed they had been given a handgun and paid to shoot Obeid, the ministry said in a written statement. They had originally claimed they were tied to the Hamas al-Qassam Brigades.
The Ma'an news agency said the suspects were arrested within a few days of the shooting.
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