Saturday, January 30, 2010

Assassination of "Abu Jihad"

The assassination of Palestinian leader, Fatah co-founder and military commander Khalil Al Wazir, or Abu Jihad—“Father of the Holy War”—at his home in Tunis on April 16, 1988, was one of the most spectacular hit jobs by Mossad in the Israeli secret service’s history. As Ian Black and Benny Morris described it in Israel’s Secret Wars, “It was a ruthless operation of unsurpassed technical brilliance that combined thorough intelligence with flawless execution.” It was also a pre-meditated murder indistinguishable in intent, if not quite in execution, from similar Palestinian operations on Israeli individuals. FULL ARTICLE