Israel Target Assassinations of Palestinian Leaders
Posted on December 28, 2012 by Akashma Online News
“For in addition to random killing, terrorist often engage in assassinations of society’s leaders. Assassinations, in fact is important to the genesis of modern terrorism, emerging from an older tradition that maintains that a society can be reshaped, or a creed cleansed, by eliminating its leaders or ruling class. For the TERRORIST, assassination is the precursor of mass murder, and both constitute the principal weapons in his arsenal.” Benjamin Netayahu, 1986 in his book TERRORISM
After reading the book few times to get acquainted with the mind of a TERRORIST I will present to you excerpts of the book followed by past and present actions from Israel TERRORIST activities and State Policy of Terror Against Palestinian population and its supporters. This list does not include the previous assassinations of Palestinians before the creation of Israel Pre-1948, which by all mean could be considered a genocide. Most of the massacres were done started at beginning of the 19 century and subsequently by the Irgu militias and other groups that Planed the Terror that created Israel.
“It is the horrific story of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, a crime against humanity that Israel has wanted to deny and cause the world to forget. Retrieving it from oblivion is incumbent upon us; it is the very first step we must take if we ever want reconciliation to take a chance, and peace to take root, in the torn land of Palestine and Israel.” lan Pappé – the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
The next it is a comprehensive list of Israel Target Assassinations of Palestinian Leaders and supporters
July 13, 1956 Gaza Strip Mustafa Hafez Egyptian Army Lieutenant-Colonel
July 14, 1956 Amman Salah Mustafa Egyptian Military attache Parcel bomb
September 11, 1962 Munich, Germany Heinz Krug West German rocket scientist working for Egypt’s missile program Abducted from his company offices on Munich’s Schillerstrasse, his body was never found. Swiss police later arrested two Mossad agents for threatening the daughter of another scientist and found that they were responsible for the killing. Part of Operation Damocles.
November 28, 1962 Heluan, Egypt 5 Egyptian factory workers, Workers employed at Factory 333, an Egyptian rocket factory. Letter bomb sent bearing Hamburg post mark. Another such bomb disfigured and blinded a secretary. Part of Operation Damocles. Mossad
February 23, 1965 Montevideo, Uruguay Herberts Cukurs Aviator who according to Israel had been involved in the death of Latvian Jews during the the WWII, he was Lured to and killed in Montevideo by agents under the false pretense of starting an aviation business. Mossad
July 25, 1972 Beirut Attempted killing of Bassam Abu Sharif Member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who held a press conference with Ghassan Kanafani during the Dawson’s Field hijackings justifying the PFLP’s actions. He lost four fingers, and was left deaf in one ear and blind in one eye, after a book sent to him that was implanted with a bomb exploded in his hands. Mossad
October 16, 1972 Rome Abdel Wael Zwaiter Libyan embassy employee and PLO representative, considered by Israel to be a terrorist for his alleged role in the Black September group and Munich 72. Shot by two gunmen in his apartment. Mossad
July 8, 1972 Beirut Ghassan Kanafani Palestinian writer and a leading member of the PFLP, and claimed to be one of the planners behind the Lod Airport massacre. Killed by car bomb. Mossad-12 surviving families of the deceased on the attack placed a civil law suit against the Democratic Republic of Korea for the massacre attached find the court papers.
December 8, 1972 Paris Mahmoud Hamshari PLO representative in France and coordinator of the Munich Olympic Games massacre. Killed by bomb concealed in his telephone.
January 24, 1973 Nicosia Hussein Al Bashir Fatah representative in Nicosia, Cyprus Killed by bomb in his hotel room bed.
April 6, 1973 Paris Basil Al-Kubaissi PFLP member and American University of Beirut law professor Killed by two gunmen.
April 9, 1973 Beirut Muhammad Youssef Al-Najjar Black September Operations officer and PLO official Killed during Operation Spring of Youth. Sayeret Matkal
April 9, 1973 Beirut Kamal Adwan Black September commander and member of the Fatah central committee Killed during Operation Spring of Youth. Sayeret Matkal
April 9, 1973 Beirut Kamal Nasser PLO spokesman Killed during Operation Spring of Youth. Sayeret Matkal
April 11, 1973 Athens Zaiad Muchasi Fatah representative to Cyprus Killed in hotel room.
June 28, 1973 Paris Mohammad Boudia Black September operations officer Killed by pressure-activated mine under his car seat.
July 21, 1973 Lillehammer, Norway Attempted killing of Ali Hassan Salameh High-ranked leader in the PLO and Black September who was behind the 1972 Munich Olympic Games massacre Ahmed Bouchiki, an innocent waiter believed to be Ali Hassan Salameh, killed by gunmen. Known as the Lillehammer affair. Mossad
March 28, 1978 German Democratic Republic Wadie Haddad PFLP commander, who masterminded several plane hijackings in the 1960s and 1970s. Killed by a poisoned chocolate, sent to him, which caused his death several months later. Claimed to be Mossad (Israel never claimed responsibility)
July 26, 1979 Cannes Zuheir Mohsen Leader of the pro-Syria as-Sa’iqa faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization Shot in the front of casino. Mossad
January 22, 1979 Beirut Ali Hassan Salameh High-ranked leader in the PLO and Black September who was behind the 1972 Munich Olympic Games massacre Killed by car bomb, along with four bodyguards and four innocent bystanders. Mossad
Date Place Target Description Action Executor
June 13, 1980 Paris Yehia El-Mashad Egyptian nuclear scientist, lecturer at Alexandria University Killed in his room at the Méridien Hotel in Operation Sphinx. Marie-Claude Magal, prostitute, client of El-Meshad, pushed under a car and killed in the Boulevard Saint-Germain. Mossad
August 21, 1983 Athens Mamoun Meraish Senior PLO official Shot in his car from motorcycle. Mossad
June 9, 1986 Athens Khalid Nazzal Secretary of the DFLP (Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine) Assassinated in Athens by Mossad agents who enter Greece with fake passports, shot Nazzal while leaving his hotel, and fled the country. Mossad
April 16, 1988 Tunis Abu Jihad Second-in-command to Yassir Arafat Killed in Tunis Raid. Israeli commandos
March 20, 1990 Brussels Gerald Bull Canadian engineer and designer of the Project Babylon “supergun” for the Iraqi government Shot at door to his apartment Mossad (speculation and denied by Israel)
February 16, 1992 Leader of the Lebanese resistance Abbas al-Musawi Secretary-General of Hezbollah Killed in his car convoy by missiles launched from two Israeli helicopters, with his wife and their son. Mossad
June 8, 1992 Paris Atef Bseiso Palestinian official involved in Munich Massacre Shot several times in the head at point-blank range by 2 gunmen, in his hotel (Aaron Klein’s “Striking Back”) Mossad
October 26, 1995 Sliema, Malta Fathi Shaqaqi Head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Shot and killed in front of Diplomat Hotel.
January 6, 1996 Gaza Strip Yahya Ayyash “The Engineer”, Hamas bombmaker Killed by bomb in cell phone. Shabak
September 25, 1997 Amman Khaled Mashaal (failed attempt) Hamas political leader Attempted poisoning. Israel provided antidote, after pressure by Clinton. Canada withdrew Ambassador. Two Mossad agents with Canadian passports arrested
According to an Israeli research centers, Israel carried out 135 assassinations until May 2003, killing 249 members of various Palestinian resistance factions
November 22, 2000 Gaza Strip Jamal Abdel Raziq Senior official of the Fatah faction Tanzim Killed with driver, Awni Dhuheir, when their car was fired upon by IDF troops. Two bystanders in car in front of them also killed (Sami Abu Laban, 29, baker, and Na’el Al Leddawi, 22, student). IDF
December 17, 2000 Qalandiyya Samih Malabi Senior Fatah member using Mobile phone bomb. It is unclear whether he had been killed by his own explosive device or by Israeli security forces.
February 3, 2001 Gaza Strip Massoud Ayyad Lieutenant-colonel in Force 17, who allegedly led a Hezbollah cell involved in firing on Jewish settlements, plotting to kidnap Israeli soldiers and smuggling arms. Killed while driving in Jabaliya refugee camp by three helicopter-launched rockets.
June 24, 2001 Nablus Osama Jawabiri Member of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade Bomb planted in public phone
July 17, 2001 Bethlehem Omar Saada Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades regional commander Two wire-guided missiles fired into his home. One other Hamas member killed.
July 31, 2001 Nablus Jamal Mansour High-ranking official of Hamas’ West Bank political wing Killed when office struck by helicopter-launched missiles.
August 5, 2001 Tulkarim Amr Hadiri Hamas student activist Missiles fired at car.
August 20, 2001 Hebron, West Bank Imad Abu Sneneh Leader of Tanzim Shot and killed. Israeli undercover team
August 27, 2001 Ramallah, West Bank Abu Ali Mustafa Secretary General of the PFLP Killed in his office by two missiles fired from an Apache helicopter. IAF
January 14, 2002 Tulkarem, West Bank Raed Karmi Head of al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades Killed by blast.
January 22, 2002 Nablus, West Bank Yusif Suragji West Bank head of Izzaddinal_Qassam Brigades. Three other Hamas members also killed. Palestinian Authority claims it was an assassination. Killed in a raid on an alleged explosives factory. Israeli army
January 24, 2002 Khan Yunis, Gaza strip Adli Hamadan (Bakr Hamdan) Senior Hamas member missile attack on car. Israeli Air Force
February 4, 2002 Rafah Ayman Bihdari DFLP member wanted for 25 August 2001 raid in which three Israeli soldiers were killed. missile attack on car. Four other DFLP members killed. Israeli Air Force
March 5, 2002 Ramallah Mohammad Abu Halawa and Fawzi Murrar Wanted AMB members Missile fired at car from helicopter.
June 24, 2002 Rafah Yasir Raziq, ‘Amr Kufa. Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades leaders. Missiles fired at two cars. Four other Palestinians killed.
July 22, 2002 Gaza City Salah Shahade Leader of Hamas Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Killed by 2,205-pound explosive dropped by F-16. The attack also killed fourteen other Palestinians including his wife and 9 children.
August 6, 2002 Jenin Ali Ajuri, Murad Marshud al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades members. Killed by air to surface missile.
August 14, 2002 Tubas Nassa Jarrar Senior Hamas member. Rockets fired into house from helicopters. The victim was wheelchair bound.
March 8, 2003 Gaza City Ibrahim al-Makadmeh He and three of his aides killed by helicopter-fired missiles
August 21, 2003 Gaza Strip Ismail Abu Shanab High-ranking Hamas official, Missile strike
December 25, 2003 Gaza Strip Mekled Hameid PIJ commander. Helicopter gunship attack on car. Two PIJ members and two bystanders also killed. IAF
February 28, 2004 Jabaliya refugee camp Muhammad Judah PIJ military commander Missiles at his car. Two passengers are also killed and eleven bystanders wounded.
March 3, 2004 Gaza City Tarad Jamal, Ibrahim Dayri and Ammar Hassan Senior Hamas members Missiles from helicopter fired at car.
March 22, 2004 Gaza Strip Ahmed Yassin Co-founder and leader of Hamas He, 2 bodyguards, and 9 bystanders killed by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache-fired Hellfire missiles. IAF
April 17, 2004 Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi Co-founder and leader of Hamas, and successor of Ahmed Yassin as leader of Hamas after his death Killed by helicopter-fired missiles, along with his son.
October 21, 2004 Gaza Adnan al-Ghoul Hamas weapons expert He and Imad Abbas killed when Apache helicopter fired missiles at their car.
May 25, 2006 Sidon, Lebanon Mahmoud al-Majzoub Commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Injured in car bombing, and died the next day. Islamic Jihad blamed Israel, though Israel denied it.
June 8, 2006 Jamal Abu Samhadana Founder of the Popular Resistance Committees militant group, a former Fatah and Tanzim member, and number two on Israel’s list of wanted terrorists. Killed by Israeli airstrike, along with at least three other PRC members.
February 12, 2008 Damascus Imad Mughniyah Top Hezbollah commander Killed by car bomb. Some news reports indicated the Mossad was responsible, though Israel denied carrying it out.
August 1, 2008 Muhammad Suleiman Syrian General, and top liaison between Syria and Hezbollah Killed by sniper fire. Israel never takes credit for the killing, but is widely suspected.
January 1, 2009 Nizar Rayan Top Hamas military commander and decision maker, Killed in Israeli airstrike, along with his 4 wives and 11 of their children. He is the most senior Hamas member to be killed since 2004. According to Israel, Rayan was not the target, rather, the strike aimed to destroy Hamas’ central compound which included several buildings that served as storage sites for weapons. Israel further stated that phone warnings were delivered to the residents.
January 3, 2009 Abu Zakaria al-Jamal Senior Hamas military wing commander, and leader of Gaza City’s rocket-launching squads Killed in Israeli airstrike.
January 15, 2009 Jabalia Said Seyam Hamas Interior Minister Killed in Israeli airstrike with his brother, his son, and Hamas general security services commander Salah Abu Shrakh.
March 4, 2009 Gaza Strip Khaled Shalan Senior member of Islamic Jihad Killed in Israeli airstrike, in retaliation for[dubious – discuss] Palestinian rocket attacks on the Israeli city of Ashkelon. IAF
January 12, 2010 Iran Masoud Alimohammadi Iranian nuclear scientist Killed in a car bomb. Mossad (Alleged)
January 19, 2010 Dubai Mahmoud al-Mabhouh Hamas senior military commander, believed to have been involved in smuggling weapons and explosives into Gaza. Widely reported to have been killed by Israeli intelligence members. Israel stated that there is no proof of its involvement, and refused to confirm or deny the allegations. Dubai police report that Israeli agents used Australian, French, British, Irish, and Dutch passports. Mossad
July 31, 2010 Gaza Strip Issa al-Batran Hamas military commander in central Gaza, thought to have been involved in manufacturing rockets Killed in retaliation for earlier rocket attack on city of Ashkelon IAF
November 3, 2010 Gaza Strip Mohammed Nimnim al-Qaeda affiliated, Army of Islam commander Car explosion, due to either a bomb planted by Israel or an Israeli airstrike. IAF, with Egyptian intelligence
November 17, 2010 Gaza Strip Islam Yassin al-Qaeda affiliated, Army of Islam commander Israeli airstrike on his car, killing him, his brother, and injuring four others. IAF
November 29, 2010 Iran Majid Shahriari Iranian nuclear scientist Killed in a car bomb. According to the German newspaper Der Spiegel Israel was behind the killing. Mossad
November 29, 2010 Attempted killing of Fereydoon Abbasi in Iran. Iranian nuclear scientist Wounded in a car bomb.Mossad
January 11, 2011 Gaza Strip Mohammed A-Najar Islamic Jihad operative, suspected of planning attacks against civilians and launching rockets at Israel Attacked by the Israel Airforce while driving his motorcycle in the Gaza Strip. IAF
April 9, 2011 Gaza Strip Tayseer Abu Snima Senior Hamas commander Killed along with 2 of his bodyguards by the Israeli air force during a period of escalated rocket fire from Gaza. He was the most senior Hamas commander killed since 2009. IAF
July 23, 2011 Iran Darioush Rezaeinejad Iranian nuclear scientist Killed by unknown gunmen on motorcycle. The German Newspaper Der Spiegel claimed Mossad was behind the operation. He is the third Iranian nuclear scientist killed since 2010. Mossad
August 18, 2011 Gaza Strip Abu Oud al-Nirab and Khaled Shaath Popular Resistance Committees Commanders Killed hours after a terrorist attack killed 7 Israelis in southern Israel. 4 additional members of the group were killed in the strike.IAF, Shin Bet
January 11, 2012 Iran Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan Iranian nuclear scientist The bomb that killed Ahmadi-Roshan at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, and another unidentified person was a magnetic one and the same as the ones previously used for the assassination of the scientists, and the work of the Zionists [Israelis],” deputy Tehran governor Safarali Baratloo said. Mossad
March 9, 2012 Gaza Strip Zuhir al-Qaisi Secretary-General of the Popular Resistance Committees According to Israeli intelligence, he was planning an imminent attack. IAF Preempty strike
November 14, 2012 Gaza Strip Ahmed Jaabari Commander of Hamas’ military wing Killed in an airstrike at the start of Operation Pillar of Cloud.
References-Use your common sense, some of the references and information are taken from some Israeli sites, use caution. Taking in consideration the modus operandi of Israel, which is, lying, distorting the truth always to serve their agenda. The ultimate truth in this article is to give you the toll on the number of Israel Target Assassination. Being the point of the opening statement. Statement taken from Benjamin Netayahu book -TERRORRISM 1986.
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