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‘Israel benefited from Rafiq Hariri murder’

Press TV – October 28, 2010

The former head of Israel’s Military Intelligence says Israel benefited from the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

In 2005, Hariri was killed in a massive car bombing in the capital city of Beirut.

Major General Amos Yadlin said on Wednesday that Israel has been able to launch more than one operation in Lebanon following Hariri’s killing. He also admitted that Tel Aviv carried out the terror assassination of Hezbollah’s commander Imad Mughniyeh in Syria two years ago.

The former official noted that Israel restored a huge number of espionage networks inside Lebanon and managed to assassinate Mughniyeh through the very same spy rings.

Yadlin claimed Mughniyeh’s murder helped Israel enter a new stage in its conflict with Hezbollah, adding that the Israeli Military Intelligence should proceed with such plans in Lebanon. Earlier reports had revealed that chief of Israeli spy agency Mossad Meir Dagan personally planned the assassination at orders by former Israeli premier Ehud Olmert.

Mughniyeh, who was one of the most prominent Hezbollah figures, was assassinated in a car bomb explosion in the Syrian capital on February 12, 2008.

Hezbollah held the Israeli regime responsible for the assassination of Mughniyeh, but the regime’s officials at the time denied having any role in the assassination.

October 28, 2010 - Posted by | War Crimes


  1. The Zionist entity has benefited from all the killings in the past and will continue to benefit from it in the future. Supporting this killing machine is immoral and dead wrong.

    Comment by B.Benhamid | October 28, 2010

  2. Israel fears being called a pariah state.
    Is there any wonder why?
    The world must stand against their tyranny.

    Comment by kim | October 28, 2010

  3. Zionist Hashishans…intersting modern twist on the old man in the mountain tale.


    Comment by hybridrogue1 | October 28, 2010

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