WASHINGTON – The Palestinian security chief said Wednesday the State Department has information about the bombers who killed three Americans in Gaza last October.
Jibril Rajoub, speaking at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution, said it was only a “matter of time” before they were arrested.
And, he said, the Palestinian Authority should make the arrests.
A senior U.S. official said that while the State Department had some information it did not have enough to solve the bombing case.
The U.S. official, declining to be identified, said it was up to the Palestinian Authority to conduct a thorough investigation and the Authority had not done that yet.
Three American security guards were killed and a fourth seriously injured as they escorted U.S. diplomats last October in Gaza to interviews with Palestinians for Fulbright scholarships.
The State Department has offered up to $5 million as a reward for information leading to arrest and conviction. The identities of informants will be protected and their families relocated for their safety, the notice issued by the department after the attack said.