First, Fathi Shikaki, the leader of Islamic Jihad, in Malta in 1995, the group entered a deep freeze for several years.
The second is the assassination of Imad Mughniyeh, who was killed in February 2008, and after three other leaders came in his place, but they did not succeed in filling the vacuum left by him, confirming that there are leaders that are difficult to find them an heir after their assassination.
Alon Ben-David, military analyst at Channel 13, revealed that Israeli assassinations began systematically immediately after the Munich operation (September 6, 1972), when Prime Minister Golda Meir instructed the Mossad chief.
Israel has carried out hundreds of assassinations since that time.
He added that some of these assassinations succeeded in bringing about a change in the status quo, and other assassinations were wrong, and a third type of assassinations came in personal retaliation, he said.
He pointed out that the assassination of Abbas al-Moussawi, former Hezbollah leader, in 1993, was a failed assassination par excellence, and that many Israelis today do not wish to assassinate Hassan Nasrallah, because it has become a treasure to Israel, has remained calm after he suffered a severe blow in the Second Lebanon War In 2006, he was hiding underground, stressing that there are assassinations that are more predominantly personal than retaliation rather than restoration of deterrence or immunity, the most important of which is Meshaal's model, where some participants in his attempted assassination in closed talks with me confirmed that they were going to fail. He claimed that the decision to assassinate Meshaal was taken after a series of large-scale bombings carried out by Hamas in Jerusalem, the political level sought an immediate response, and decided to target Meshaal, who lived in Jordan at the time, as well as the assassination of Abu Jihad, which came in response to the outbreak of the first intifada in 1987, and formed his leadership At the time, there was tension in the decision-makers of the entity.
The writer acknowledged that the operational level of the professional had to inform the then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the level of risk is very large, and we will not do this process, and other levels were required to announce the difficulty of the implementation of the process, Netanyahu does not know the work of the unit "Kidon" of the Mossad, which carried out The prime minister knew the nature of the operation.
He stressed that the assassination of engineer Yahya Ayyash, in January 1996, was in response to a series of bombings in Tel Aviv, and the Shin Bet succeeded in the introduction of a mobile phone mystery, booby-trapped 10 grams of explosives, the assassination failed the first time, due to a mistake in the installation of wires The explosives, the second time the phone was returned to him, and then the attempt succeeded again.
Ben-David also revealed some of the secrets and surprises surrounding these assassinations.In an attempt to assassinate Meshaal, a poisonous syringe was used, by opening a can of soft drink, and Mossad agents trained in this process dozens of times, while walking around (Dizengoff) in central Tel Aviv, but The attempt failed, due to hasty implementation and the collection of immature information, stressing that the operations planned by Ayyash changed Israeli history, including the collapse of the Oslo process, and the killing of Yitzhak Rabin, although Ayyash fought Israel without any field engagement, but the massacre of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron contributed A lot to pay For this way, Ben-David said, citing well-informed security sources of the entity.
Ben David is the producer of the documentary series “The List of Assassinations,” which lists from the Israeli point of view the assassinations of Yahya Ayyash, Khalil al-Wazir, Samir al-Qantar, Ali Hassan Salameh, and the attempted assassination of Khaled Meshaal. The military sergeant in Tel Aviv.