To be fair, its quite natural to believe that it would be a demented Palestinian. But I am more familiar with the history of Gush Etzion and once I realised Bat Ayin is there, the whole story seemed highly implausible. These guys are watched by the Israelis, they are such nutters. No way any Arab who came with an axe could "run away". Also, to be completely fair, its still possible it could be a Palestinian. Money trumps laws, every time. Just because Arabs are not "allowed" in Gush Etzion doesn't mean no one has greasy palms there. But considering how nutty they are, its less likely. Even Israeli media and soldiers are not safe there. Forget about 'illegal' Arabs.