The book implies MOSSAD killed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat…
What can be a medium to kill a person or a mass, probably bomb explosion, gunfire, a war execution but can it be a poisoned toothpaste, armed drones, exploding cell phones, spare tires having remote-control bombs!
A new book gives information about these techniques and emphasizes that Israel has run at least 2,700 murders in its 70 years of existence. The book says, while many have failed, they reach far more than any other western country.
Yediot Aharonot newspaper’s correspondent Ronen Bergman agreed Mossad, Shin Bet, and several military agents to tell their stories, using some of their real names, the result is the first comprehensive form of use of Israeli state-sponsored killings.
The result stating the facts was based on 1,000 interviews and 1,000s of documents, and running more than 600 pages, “Rise and Kill First” that Israel uses murder instead of war, for example, half a dozen Iranian nuclear scientists instead of the military attack were assassinated. Israel had used radiation toxicity to kill Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Bergman writes that the death of Arafat in 2004 was an ideal and advocated. But he clearly removed himself from stating what happened exactly. He says that Israeli military censorship prevents him from disclosing – or if – he knows.
The title of the book lifted from the ancient Jewish Talmud admonition, “If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first.” According to Bergman, most of the people from which he had collected information through interview stated that passage as justification for their work. Also, the military lawyer declaring these types of operations legitimate act of war.
The author of several books, Bergman who interviewed many people including big names like Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert says Israeli secret services demanded intervention with their work, organized a meeting in 2010, in which they disrupted his research and warned former employees of Mossad not to talk to him.
Bergman also states that America has stronger constraints on its agents than Israel has. Former President of U.S. George W. Bush followed Israel’s techniques after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Also, Barack Obama adopted Israel’s technique of killing rather than launching a war.
In Bergman’s words: “The command-and-control systems, the war rooms, the methods of information gathering and the technology of the pilotless aircraft, or drones, that now serve the Americans and their allies were all in large part developed in Israel.”
The book of Bergman explains the history of the personalities and tactics of the different secret services. A new head of operation with a view that it can be helpful in the future opened hundreds of commercial companies in 1970. For instance, a Middle Eastern shipping business has been created by Mossad in a view that it will provide cover for a team in the waters off Yemen.
However, they witnessed many failures. When an Israeli athlete killed at Munich Olympics in 1972, then after to take revenge, Israel sent its agents to kill the responsible person. But they shot more than one misidentified man there. Bergman adds, there were also some successful operations that did more harm to Israel’s policy than doing good.
In the Bergman view, there should be a moral and legal concern provoked by sponsored killing by the state in spite of having separate legal systems for secret agents and the rest of Israel. But in the form of achieving its goal, presents operations for the most part. In the early days of the 2000s, many banks interfere with Christian and Western banks, with the curbing of attacks on Israeli citizens, they argued what the difference was “a large number of targeted killings of terrorist activists.”
While talking about the sources of Bergman, then his one important source was Meir Dagan who was last heading Mossad and for eight years he had been the head but died in 2016. Towards the end of his career, Dagan had a fall out with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for initiating a military attack on Iran. According to the Prime Minister, such intelligence technologies like the country to sell faulty parts for reactors – that is Israel and the US. Were doing – were not enough.
However, as per Dagan, these techniques including assassinations would do the work. Quoted him by the Bergman, “In a car, there are 25,000 parts on average. Imagine if 100 of them are missing. It would be very hard to make it go. On the other hand, sometimes it’s most effective to kill the driver, and that’s that.”