Israeli intelligence officers talk – Targeted killings have Intifada not pull verhindert70 years after the founding of the Israeli secret service, Mossad, three former heads of critical balance.Alexandra Föderl-Schmid Tel Aviv0 comment two years later, he was killed in Tunis by the Mossad: Abu Jihad in February 1986.Photo: John Rice/AP

intelligence chiefs are not usually concealed, even if you are in the office. But to the 70. Birthday of an Institution like the notorious Israeli secret service Mossad, you can make a exception. Three former Mossad chiefs gave to the Feast of the Interviews. And Nahum Admoni, Danny Yatom and Tamir Pardo, not only anecdotes price, but admitted even errors. In addition, they spoke candidly about a controversial practice, on the use of force and secret service people, otherwise, only targeted killings of silence:.

The murder of a Person is arranged as a response to an attack or attack justified, or as a precautionary measure to prevent planned attacks. This includes operations during military operations such as the Gaza war or during the Palestinian uprising, the Intifada, to belong.

The Mossad was also in more distant foreign countries active: There are targeted killings, the Israeli agent in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and also in Europe, to be attributed. According to Israeli media, it should be a total of 50 to 60 killings. Targeting politicians, scientists, and leaders of secret organizations, were taken.

Innocent waiter

shot delivery Only in the rarest of cases, Israel is committed to such a fact, especially if there is a warning associated with – or something wrong. So Israel has expressed Regret for the death of Ahmed Bushiki, and 400’000 dollars to his family paid. The Morocco-born waiter was shot in 1973, on the open street in the Norwegian city of Lillehammer. He had been mistaken for Ali Hassan Salameh, who was considered the mastermind of the attack on the Olympic games in Munich in 1972 in which eleven Israeli hostages were killed. Stakeholders have also helped in the attack on the Hizbullah leader Abbas Musawi in 1992, in Lebanon, in.

among those cases that attracted the most attention, the assassination of Khalil al-Wazir, known as Abu Jihad. He was the Deputy of the then Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, with whom he had founded the PLO. Abu Jihad was killed in 1988 in Tunis. Only 25 years later, Israel admitted the fact, and only because one of the involved commanders had made the background public.

Israel accused Abu Jihad, a series of deadly attacks, including the attack on a Bus in 1978, in which 38 Israelis were killed. At the end of 1987, he should have the first Intifada in the Palestinian territories organized. “In retrospect, I don’t think that the killing of Abu Jihad, has anything changed in the course of the Intifada,” says the now 91-year-old Nahum Admoni, who headed the Mossad from 1982 to 1989. “It was killing operations were worth it. Some of those were not worth it. Others have brought nothing.”

“you have the Person removed, but not the Problem.”

Ronen Bergman, Israeli Journalist

Also, Tamir Pardo, the head of the Mossad between 2011 and 2016, the targeted killings is critical. You’ll come to the result, “judged the topic over many years, that the strategic value of this method seems to be limited”.

in 1997, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to admit that Mossad tried to agents, the chief of the Politburo of the radical Islamic Hamas, Khalid Mashal, in Jordan with poison to kill. Also the was a mistake, admits the former Mossad chief Yatom, although, he affirms: “The Mossad has not recommended the attack.” However, he did not want to steal from the responsibility. He would have been able to try Netanyahu of the Plan to dissuade.

at Least 3000 people,

The Israeli Journalist Ronen Bergman, of the over a thousand Interviews for his 2018 published book “The shadow war killed. Israel and the secret-killing commands of the Mossad” has led, is familiar with the three Ex-heads of intelligence, personally. For him nothing was, therefore, not “really new” to their statements, with one exception: that Admoni would call the killing of Abu Jihad openly as a fault. He agrees to Admonis assessment that this didn’t change anything to the Intifada. “You have eliminated the Person, but not the Problem. And for the wrong reasons.” Because Abu Jihad is not a leading organizer of the Intifada have been.

According to Bergmans research, the Mossad has killed in all its operations, at least 3000 people, including not only the target but also the Innocent, who have been at the wrong time in the wrong place. Alone during the second Intifada, there were, according to Bergman days where four to five “targeted killings” arranged had been, mostly members of Hamas.

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