The family of a Jewish man kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in 2005 has expressed anger after having it confirmed that he worked with the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service. Sasson Nuriel of Jerusalem sometimes assisted the security agency, and “these connections with security agents motivated some of his kidnappers and murderers in their decision to kidnap and murder him,” according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office released by Channel 10 news.
“[Sasson’s son] Hovev put it well once, he told me, ‘Mom, you don’t understand, they drew a target on dad’s back,” Sasson’s widow Ronit accused. She expressed upset over the fact that Sasson’s ties with the Shin Bet were not revealed from the beginning, but only after years had passed.
A statement from the Shin Bet published by Channel 10 said that there had been no warning of any plan to cause harm to Nuriel.