February 16, 1998 |
A government committee investigating a botched assassination attempt on a Hamas leader in the Jordanian capital criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for failing to consider the political ramifications of the operation, the Haaretz newspaper said. Parts of the panel's 60-page report, which is to be submitted to Netanyahu today, were leaked to Israeli newspapers. Government spokesman Moshe Fogel refused to comment on the reports before the committee's findings are submitted.
October 13, 1997 |
Investigators launched a government inquiry at a secret location Sunday into Israel's bungled attempt to kill a leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas in Jordan, an Israeli spokesman said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, having reportedly ordered Mossad secret agents to assassinate Hamas political chief Khaled Meshaal last month, appointed a three-man "clarification committee" last week to investigate the affair.
February 25, 1998 |
The head of Israel's spy agency quit Tuesday after an official investigation blamed him for a botched attack on a Hamas leader that humiliated the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and damaged relations with neighboring Jordan. Danny Yatom, director of the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, became the most senior casualty in a scandal that chilled Israelis' confidence in their vaunted national security system.
October 6, 1997 |
The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, swept up in a growing political storm over a bungled assassination attempt, broke its official silence on the affair Sunday by defending Israel's right to fight terrorism "without compromise." But the government stopped short of officially admitting what various aides have said privately: that Israeli Mossad agents carried out the Sept.
October 3, 1997 |
Canada angrily denied involvement in an apparent assassination attempt by two suspected Israeli spies and said Thursday that it was recalling its ambassador to Israel to protest the use of forged Canadian passports in the affair. Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy said Canada had determined that the passports were forged and that neither of the men were Canadian nationals.
October 4, 1997 |
Looking fit a week after a high-tech attempt on his life, Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal told reporters at his home in Jordan on Friday that God had saved him from death at the hands of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. "It is clear that what happened to me eight days ago was an assassination attempt by the Israeli Mossad," Meshaal said. "I almost became a victim, but God allowed me to survive."