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Israel Counter-Terrorism:
Targeted Killings of Terrorists

(Updated July 2014)


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Partial listing of instances where Israel is known or believed to have assassinated targets accused of terrorism.
There have been two particular periods when Israel actively hunted terrorists:
- Following the Munich Massacre, against those responsible for murdering the Israeli Olympians
- During Al-Aqsa Intifada, against those involved in the planning or implementation of terror attacks.
This list is based on instances where Israel specifically aimed to kill terrorists,
either before they could carry out an attack or as retribution for prior attacks:
DATE
TARGET
AFFILIATION
INCIDENT/REASON
August 21, 2014
Mohammed Barhoum
Barhoum was killed in the same attack that killed Shamalah and Attar.  He was the most senior Hamas commander in the Rafah region. 
August 21, 2014
Mohammed Abu Shamalah
As Hamas's senior most terror operative in the Southern Gaza Strip, Shamalah oversaw various terror activities aimed at killing Israeli civilians and soldiers.  He has been involved in numerous attacks over the years including the 1994 murder of an IDF officer in Rafah, a 2004 attack on an IDF military post, and the attack that led to Gilad Shalit's abduction.  Her was killed in a targetted air strike early on August 21.
August 21, 2014
Raed Attar
Attar was a senior Hamas operative in charge of the Rafah region, and was directly involved in the planning and execution of the abduction of Gilad Shalit.  He orchestrated attacks, smuggled weapons through tunnels, and generally oversaw all Hamas activity in the Rafah area,  He was killed in a pre-dawn air strike on August 21. 
July 8, 2014
Mohammed Shaaban
Shaaban was the head of Hamas' Naval Commando Unit until an air to ground missile from an Israeli aircraft killed him and two associates.
June 11
2014
Mohammed Awar
IAF aircraft targeted Awar who had been involved in rocket attacks on Israel and had also served as member of the Hamas police force in Gaza.
March 3, 2014
Mus’ab Musa Za’aneen
IAF aircraft targeted Za'aneen and three others as they prepared to lauch a second rocket into Israel from the Gaza Strip. They successfully fired a first rocket that landed in an open field south of Ashkelon. Za’aneen was a member of the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad.
January 22, 2014
Ahmad Zaanin;
Mahmoud Yousef Zaanin
IAF aircraft targeted Ahmad and Mahmoud Zaanin in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun. The relatives had been responsible for missile attacks on southern Israel over the past week and, according to the IDF, were soon to launch more rockets.
April 30, 2013
Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal
"Freelance Terror Consultant"
IAF aircraft targeted Masshal in Gaza. Masshal was directly responsible for the April 17 firing of two rockets toward Eilat from the Sinai Peninsula.  According the IDF, Masshal was also considered a terror expert in Gaza, regularly helping Salafi and Jihadi elements in their quest to fire rockets at Israel.
November 14 - 19, 2012
Ahmad Jabari;
Hab’s Hassan Us Msamch;
Muhammad Abu-Jala;
Khaled Shaer;
Osama Kadi;
Muhammas Kalb;
Ramz Harb;
Yunis Shaluf
Senior Operatives
During Operation Pillar of Defense, the IDF targeted senior leaders in Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the main terror groups operating in the Gaza Strip and firing rockets at Israeli civilian areas.  The operation commenced with the targeting of Jabari, the head of Hamas' military wing, as he was riding in a car in northern Gaza. Jabari was integral to the planning of Gilad Shalit's kidnapping in 2005 and helped carry out numerous other attacks. Hamas operatives Abu-Jala and Shaer were also commanders integral to the rocket launching and anti-tank divisions in Hamas. Kalb was a senior operative in the Hamas aerial defense operations and Harb was an Islamic Jihad senior operative in propaganda in Gaza city. Shaluf was responsible for rocket fire on Eilat several months ago.
October 14, 2012
Ezzedine Abu Nasira;
Ahmad Fatayer
The IDF striked Nasira and Fatayer near central Gaza for having fired a rocket into Israel that landed in the Eshkol regional council.
October 13, 2012
Hisham Abd al-Karim Saidani;
Ashraf Sabah
Tawhid wal-Jihad
IAF aircraft attacked two motorcyclists who were affiliated with global jihad networks in the Gaza Strip
October 13, 2012
Hisham al-Saedini;
Fayek Abu Jazar;
Yasser Mohammad al-Atal
Saedini was the leader of the Salafist group responsible for dozens of rocket attacks on Israel in the past six weeks. The IDF said the group was behind a January 2009 attack that killed an Israeli soldier and seriously wounded another; and that they were "planning a complex attack to be carried out along the Sinai border" in coordination with Salafists inside Egypt.
September 20, 2012
Anis Abu Mahmoud el-Anin;
Ashraf Mahmoud Salah
Defenders of al-Aqsa (Hamas);
Popular Resistance Committees
Anis was in the final stages of preparing an attack against Israeli civilians. In the past, Anis was involved in a number of attempted terror attacks that included smuggling explosive devices into Israel, in addition to directing certain terror activities in Judea and Samaria. Salah had admitted to transferring terrorists into Egypt in order to carry out a suicide attack in Israel; he was also involved in the buying and selling of weapons.
August 5, 2012
Nadi Okhal
Targeted by the Israeli air force in the Tel Sultan neighborhood in southern Gaza. Okhal was allegedly involved in a June terrorist attack at ther Israel-Egypt border that killed one Israeli.
March 9, 2012
Zuhir Mussah Ahmed Kaisi;
Mahmud Ahmed Hananni
Responsible for planning a combined terror attack that was to take place via Sinai in the coming days. Part of the terror infrastructure used to execute attacks via the Sinai Peninsula, and the Israel- Egypt border.
December 9, 2011

Isam Subahi Isamil Batash

Targeted due to his involvement in the planning of terrorist attack on the Egypt-Israel border. Was also involved in previous terror attacks including a 2007 bombing in Eilat in which 3 civilians were killed.
October 29, 2011
Ahmed al-Sheikh Khalil
Islamic JihadCommander/Munitions Expert
In retaliation for launching rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip earlier that day.
September 6, 2011
Khaled Sahmoud
Killed while preparing to launch mortar rounds from Gaza into Southern Israel. The PRC claim that Salmoud and his cell were able to fire five mortars before being killed.
August 24, 2011
Ismael al-Asmar
Islamic JihadOperative
Involved in smuggling weapons to Gaza and in militant activity in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Targeted for shooting off kassam rockets moments before the strike
August 18, 2011

Kamal Nirab;
Imad Hamed;
Khaled Shaat

Popular Resistance CommitteesGaza Commander;
Military Wing Commander;
Senior Operative
The Popular Resistance Committee was said to have planned and staged the deadly, coordinated terrorist attacks against targets in southern Israel that resulted in the death of 7 Israelis - 6 civilians and 1 soldier.
April 2, 2011

Three Unidentified

Strike aimed at the terrorist squad planning to kidnap Israelis in the Sinai Peninsula and Israel during the upcoming Passover holiday.
March 30, 2011

One Unidentified

According to the IDF the cell was responsible for firing rockets into Israel.
January 11, 2011
Mohammed Najar
Involved in the planning of a terror attack in Israel.
November 4, 2010

Mohammed Namnam

Army of Islam (al-Qaeda)Senior Terrorist
Affiliated with al-Qaida and involved in the 2006 abduction of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.
July 30, 2010

Issa Batran

HamasSenior Commander
Air strike
January 11, 2010
Awad Abu Nasir
Islamic JihadSenior Field Commander
Known to have been behind dozens of IED and gunfire attacks against IDF soldiers.
June 17, 2008
Ma'ataz Dagmesh;
Mahmud Shandi;
Muhamad Asaliya
Army of Islam (al-Qaeda)Senior Terror Operatives
Involved in recent attempts to execute a large-scale terror attack against Israeli targets. Dagmesh was the leader and planner of the thwarted terror attack. Asaliya served as the organization's senior terror attacks planner.
April 30, 2008
Nafez Mansour
Involved in the abduction of Gilad Shalit
April 14, 2008
Ibrahim Abu Olba
IAF aircraft struck in northern Gaza
February 4, 2008
Abu Said Qarmout
Popular Resistance CommitteesLeader of Northern Gaza
IAF airstrike in Gaza
January 21, 2008
Ahmad Abu Sharia
Aqsa Martyrs BrigadesSenior Commander
Responsible for firing rockets at Israel, was hit by an IAF missile as he walked in the street.
January 17, 2008
One Unidentified
Killed along with his wife when the IAF targeted his car as they traveled in Beit Lahiya in the Gaza Strip.
January 13, 2008
Nidal Amudi
Al-Aqsa Martyrs BrigadesSenior Operative
Involved in Qassam rocket attacks on Sderot.
December 17, 2007
Majed Harazin
Islamic JihadSenior Commander in West Bank/Gaza
In charge of rocket squads firing at Israel and was on Israel’s wanted list for nine years
October 23, 2007
Mubarak al-Hassanat
Israeli aircraft attacked a car in central Gaza, destroying the vehicle
June 24, 2007
Hussan Khalil al-Hur
Fired Qassam rockets at Sderot earlier in the day, wounding three people.
June 1, 2007

Fawzi Abu Mustafa

Member of militant Qassam cell
May 17, 2007
Imad Shabanah
HamasSenior Commander
Commanded rocket manufacturing cell.
November 20, 2006
Abdel Khader Habib
HamasField Commander
IAF airstrike in Gaza City
November 8, 2006
Ahmed Awad
HamasHead of Qassam Rocket unit
Killed along with another Hamas member when missiles struck their car as it traveled in the southern Gaza Strip.
October 14, 2006
One Unidentified
IAF aircraft fired missiles at a car in Gaza City, killing at least one member involved in Qassam rocket attacks.
October 12, 2006
Three Unidentified
Hamas local commander and two other operatives killed when an IAF-fired missile struck their car in Beit Lahiya.
August 9, 2006
Osama Attili:
Mohammed Atik
IAF airstrike in Jenin
July 2, 2006
Ismail al-Masri
IAF airstrike
June 13, 2006
Hamoud Wadiya;
Shawki Sayklia.
Islamic JihadSenior Operatives
Top rocket launchers
June 9, 2006
Jamal Abu Samhadana
Member of Salah al-Din Military Brigades, one of the most wanted individuals by Israel. IAF attack in Rafah.
June 5, 2006
Majdi Hamed;
Eiman Assiylia
IAF jet fired missiles into a car traveling in northern Gaza City
May 20, 2006
Mohammed Dahdoh
IAF airstrike
March 6, 2006
Munir Mahmed Sukhar;
Iyad Abu Shalouf.
IAF airstrike
February 7, 2006

Mohammed Abu Shariya;
Suheil Al Bakker

Al-Aqsa Martyrs BrigadesSenior Field Commanders
IAF airstrike
February 6, 2006
Hassan Asfour;
Rami Hanouna
Responsible for firing Qassam rockets from Gaza into Israel. IAF airstrike in Gaza City
February 5, 2006
Adnan Bustan
“Rocket engineer,” IAF airstrike
January 2, 2006
Sayid Abu-Gadian
Islamic JihadSenior Militant
IAF airstrike
December 14, 2005
Four Unidentified
IAF airstrike
December 8, 2005
Ayad Nagar;
Ziyad Qaddas
IAF missile struck a house in the northern Gaza Strip
December 7, 2005

Mahmoud Arkan

IAF aircraft fired a missile into a moving vehicle in the Gaza Strip
November 1, 2005
Hassan Madhoun;
Fawzi Abu Kara
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Senior Leader;Hamas
Rocket Expert
Airstrike in Gaza
October 27, 2005
Shadi Mehana
Islamic Jihad
Senior Commander, Northern Gaza
IAF fired a rocket into a vehicle in Gaza
September 25, 2005

Sheikh Mohammed Khalil

Islamic JihadSenior Operative
IAF missile strike in the Gaza Strip
July 17, 2005

Sayid Isa Jabar Tziam

HamasCommander
Involved in numerous infiltrations into Israeli communities, the firing of mortar shells at Israeli targets, and the detonation of tunnels and explosive devices. Killed by an IDF sniper
July 16, 2005
Four Unidentified
HamasSenior Operatives
IAF struck a vehicle carrying the men and numerous Qassam rockets in Gaza city.
October 21, 2004
Adnan Al-Ghoul;
Imad al-Baas
Israeli airstrike in Gaza
October 6, 2004
Bashir Dabash;
Zarees Alareer
Islamic JihadHeads of Military Arm in Gaza
IDF missile strike.
September 27, 2004
Ali al-Shaer
Israeli helicopter fired a missile at a car east of the city of Khan Younis. The intended target, Mohammed Abu Nasira, a commander of the group, survived.
September 27, 2004
Izz Eldine Subhi Sheik Khalil
Killed when his car exploded in Damascu. Israel would not confirm or deny responsibility, but was believed to have carried out the targeted killing.
September 21, 2004
Nabil al-Saedi;
Rabah Zaqout
Israeli airstrike in Gaza
September 20, 2004
Khaled Abu Shamiyeh
Israeli airstrike in Gaza
September 13, 2004
Mahmud Abu Khalifa
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Commander in Jenin
Killed along with two of his assistants in an Israeli airstrike.
August 17, 2004
Four Unidentified
Israeli missile strike in Gaza City; main target, Hamas leader Ahmed Jabari, escaped with light injuries.
July 29, 2004
Amr Abu Suta;
Zaki Abu Rakha.
Ahmed Abu Reish Brigade
A helicopter strike
July 22, 2004
Hazem Rahim
Islamic JihadLocal Commander
Seized the body parts of Israeli soldiers killed when a roadside bomb destroyed their armored personnel carrier on May 11. Helicopter strike
June 26, 2004
Nayef Abu Sharkh;
Jafer el-Massari;
Fadi Bagit;
Sheikh Ibrahim
Fatah Tanzim
Nablus Commander;Hamas
Senior Commander;Islamic Jihad
Senior Commanders in the West Bank
IDF ambush in Nablus
June 14, 2004
Khalil Marshud
IAF helicopter gunship strike
May 30, 2004
Wael Nassar
Israeli airstrike in Gaza
May 5, 2004
Imad Mohammed Janajra
HamasSenior Commander, West Bank
Shot by Israeli security forces as he approached the village of Taluza, outside Nablus.
April 17, 2004
HamasOrganizational Leader
IAF helicopter-fired missiles slammed into his car not far from his home in central Gaza City
March 22, 2004
HamasOrganizational Leader and Founder
Israeli missile strike in Gaza
March 16, 2004

Nidal Salfiti;
Shadi Muhana

Israeli missile strike in Gaza.
March 3, 2004
Tarad Jimali;
Ibrahim Diri:
Omar Hassan
HamasSenior Members
Israeli missile strike
February 28, 2004
Mahmoud Juda;
Aiyman Dahduh;
Amin Dahduh
Islamic JihadSenior Commanders
Israeli helicopter gunships killed threefugitives riding in a car in Gaza.
February 7, 2004
Aziz Mahmoud Shami
Islamic JihadMilitary Wing Leader
Israeli missile strike.
December 25, 2003
Makled Hamid
Islamic JihadLocal Military Wing Commander
Israeli missile strike on a car in Gaza City
December 25, 2003
Mustafa Sabah
HamasBombmaker
Mastermind of three attacks against Merkava tanks in the Gaza Strip was killed in an IAF strike in Gaza City
September 1, 2003
Khader Houssre
Air Force helicopters fired four missiles at a car in the Gaza Strip
August 30, 2003
Abdullah Akel;
Farid Mayet
Air Force helicopters fired four missiles at a van in the Gaza Strip
August 28, 2003
Hamdi Khalaq
HamasMilitary Wing Member
Air Force helicopter fired a missile
August 26, 2003
Khaled Massoud
HamasMissile Developer
Active in the development of the Kassam Rocket, Israeli missile strike in Gaza City.
August 24, 2003
Walid el Hams;
Ahmed Eshtwi;
Ahmed Abu Halala; Muhammad Abu Lubda
HamasActivists
IDF helicopter strike.
August 21, 2003
Ismail Abu Shanab
HamasSenior Leader
Israeli airstrike.
June 12, 2003
Jihad Srour;
Yasser Taha
HamasActivists
missiles fired from an air force helicopter.
June 11, 2003
Tito Massoud;
Soffil Abu Nahez
missiles fired from an air force helicopter.
May 8, 2003
Iyad el-Bek
HamasAide to Military Leader
Aide to former Hamas military leader Salah Shehade. Air Force helicopters fired three missiles at a car
April 29, 2003
Nidal Salameh
Four missiles fired from an air force helicopter at a car in the southern Gaza Strip
April 10, 2003
Yasser Alemi
An undercover Border Police unit shot and killed the Israeli fugitive in Tulkarm.
April 9, 2003
Mahmoud Zatma
Islamic JihadSenior Commander, Bomb Maker (30)
Missile fired by an IAF Apache helicopter hit the car he was driving in Gaza City.
April 8, 2003
Said al-Arabid
HamasCommander
Helicopter missiles struck the car in Gaza
March 8, 2003
Ibrahim Makdme
HamasSecond-in-Command of Military Wing
Israeli attack helicopters fired missiles
December 23, 2002
Shaman Hassan Subah;
Mustafa Kash
Killed in an IDF ambush near Jenin.
November 26, 2002
Alah Sabbagh;
Imad Nasrti
Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade
Local Leader;Hamas
Local Leader
Killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Jenin refugee camp.
October 29, 2002
Assim Sawafta
HamasMilitary Wing RingLeader (19)
Killed by an undercover army unit.
July 23, 2002
Nasser Asida
HamasWest Bank Commander
Shot and killed by IDF soldiers of the Kfir Brigade
July 23, 2002
Salah Shehada
HamasMilitary Commander in Gaza
Israeli military aircraft rocketed his house.
Unfortunately, fourteen others, including his family, were killed in the blast.
July 4, 2002
Jihad Amerin
Al-Aksa Martyrs BrigadeLeader in the Gaza Strip
Killed in a car blast.
June 30, 2002
Muhaned Taher;
Imad Draoza
HamasMaster Bomber;
Deputy Bomb Commander

Taher, known as " Engineer 4," was responsible for supplying the the bombs used in a June 2002 Jerusalem bus bombing that killed 19 and wounded 70 and in the June 2001 Tel Aviv disco attack that killed 21.
Killed in a raid in Nablus by IDF naval commandos.

April 22, 2002
Marwan Zaloum;
Samir Abu Rajoub
Fatah TanzimHebron Militia Leader;
Senior Aide, Member of Force 17
Zaloum was believed to be responsible for numerous shooting attacks and bombings, including the March 2001 killing of Shalhevet Pass, a 10-month-old infant, in a sniper attack in Hebron. Israeli helicopter strike.
March 14, 2002
Mutasen Hamad;
Maher Balbiti
Al-Aksa Martyrs BrigadeField Commanders
Hamad was considered a top bomb maker. Israeli attack helicopter fired a missile
March 6, 2002
Abdel Rahman Ghadal
Missile attack on his home in Gaza City.
March 5, 2002
Mohand Said Muniyer Diriya, Fawzi Hamdi Mustafa Maher, Oman Kaidan
The IDF targeted the threein Ramallah.
February 5, 2002
Five Unknown
Killed in a strike on a car carrying the terrorists..
January 25, 2002
Adli Hamdan
HamasHead of Military Wing
Killed in Khan Yunis when an IAF Apache helicopter fired two missiles at his car. Hamdan was believed to have been involved in an attack that left four soldiers IDF soldiers dead, and in the manufacture of mortars.
January 22, 2002
Ankilled Jasser Samaro, Nassim Abu Rus,
Yousef Suraj,
Karim Masarja
HamasRegional Bomb Preparation Experts
IDF special operations unit killed the men who were on a list of wanted terrorists Israel submitted on to the Palestinian Authority.
January 14, 2002
Raed Mahmoud Karmi
TanzimTulkarm Commander
Killed when his car blew up. Israel had asked the PA to imprison Karmi, but Arafat refused. Terrorists under his command murdered at least six Israelis.
Nov. 23, 2001
Mahmoud Abu Hanoud,
Ayman Hashaykah
HamasSenior Commander in West Bank,
Deputy to Senior Commander
IAF helicopter fired missiles at the car. Hanoud was convicted by the Palestinian Authority of leading an unauthorized military cell and sentenced to a12-year jail term. He was later released.
Nov. 12, 2001
Mohammed Hassan Reihan
HamasSenior Leader
Killed in a gunfight with Israeli forces at his West Bank home in Tel. Reihan was wanted for the 1998 killing of two Israelis.
Nov. 1, 2001
Yasser Atsida,
Fahmi Abu Aisha
HamasMilitary Wing Members
Helicopter gunships attack a car in the West Bank city of Tulkarm.
October 31, 2001
Jamil Jaddala
Killed by Israeli security forces in Hebron in a helicopter missile attack.
October 18, 2001
Atif Abayyat
FatahMilitary Wing Member
Killed along with two other people when a car exploded in Beit Sahour. This followed the assassination of Israeli Cabinet Minister Rechavam Zeevi by the PFLP.
October 16, 2001
Iyad al Akhras
Killed when an explosive went off inside his house
October 15, 2001
Ahmad Marshoud
Killed in a car bomb explosion in the West Bank town of Nablus.
October 14, 2001
Abed Rahman Hamad
HamasMilitary Wing Senior Member
Shot by snipers at his home in Qalqilya.
August 27, 2001
Abu Ali Mustafa
PFLPCommander
Israeli helicopter fired a missile through the window of his Ramallah office.
August 20, 2001
Imad Abu Sneneh
TanzimLocal Commander
Shot in Hebron
July 31, 2001
Jamal Mansour,
Omar Mansour
HamasSenior Leaders
Killed by Israeli helicopter gunships.
February 13, 2001
Massoud Ayyad
Force 17Lieutenant Colonel
Killed when Israeli helicopter gunships fired four missiles into his car as he drove on the outskirts of the Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.
December 31, 2001
Dr. Thabet Ahmad Thabet
Killed by IDF soldiers. Thabet was a high ranking member of Fatah.
December 10, 2001
Mahmoud Mugrabi
Killed by IDF soldiers while reportedly planting a roadside bomb near Bethlehem. Mugrabi's name was on a list of ten reputed terrorists that the IDF had targeted for killing.
Nov. 23, 2000
Ibrahim Abdel Karim Bani
Killed when a bomb exploded in the car he was driving. Israeli sources insinuated Bani was transporting explosives that detonated prematurely, but PA security forces arrested Bani's cousin, who reportedly confessed to tipping off the IDF.
Nov. 22, 2000
Jamal Abdel Raziq
TanzimSenior Member
Killed by IDF forces along with three other Tanzim members.
Nov. 9, 2000
Hussein Abayat
Local leader of the intifada was killed when an Israeli helicopter gunship rocketed his car near Bethlehem.
January 6, 1996
Yehiya Ayyash
HamasBombmaker, Engineer
Bombmaker known as "The Engineer." A bomb is planted in the cellular phone, he is killed when it explodes in Gaza.
October 26, 1995
Shikaki had been behind a January 1995 bombing near Netanya that killed 21 soldiers. Mossad agents assassinate him on a street in Sleima, Malta.
February 16, 1992
Abbas Musawi
HezbollahSecretary-General
Two Israeli assault helicopters attack a convoy in Lebanon and use missiles to destroy the car
April 16, 1988
PLONumber 2 Man
Commandos shoot him in his Tunis bed
January 22, 1979
Black SeptemberOperations Chief
Coordinated the Munich Massacre; killed by a remote-control bomb in Beirut
June 28, 1973
Mohammed Boudiada
PFLPHead of European Operations
Car explodes in Paris.
April 12, 1973
Zaid Muchassi
Explosion in his Athens hotel room.
April 9, 1973
Kamal Nasser;
Mahmoud Yussuf Najjer;
Kemal Adwan
PLOOfficial Spokesman;
"Foreign Minister"
Director of Sabotage
Involed in the Munich Massacre; murdered in their Beirut apartment
April 6, 1973
Basil al-Kubaisi
PFLPTerrorist
Involved in the Munich Massacre; gunned down on a Paris street
January 24, 1973
Hussein Al Bashr
A bomb explodes in the hotel room in Nicosia, Cyprus.
December 8, 1972
Mahmoud Hamshar
Black SeptemberField Commander
Coordinator of the Munich Massacre is killed in Paris when his telephone explodes.
October 16, 1972
Wael Zwaiter
Unknown
Cousin of Yasser Arafat, is shot dead in the lobby of his Rome apartment building.
July 25, 1972
Bassam Abou Shari
PFLPInformation Officer
Package explodes in his hands.
July 8, 1972
Ghassan Kanafani
PFLPCentral Command Member
Recruited the Japanese terrorists who killed 27 people and wounded another 80 in May at the Lod Airport in Israel. Booby-trapped car explodes
July 11, 1956
Mustafa Hafaz
Egypt's commander of intelligence in Gaza
Hafaz was responsible for sending Palestinian terrorists into southern Israel. A double agent delivered a booby-trapped book

*Israel has occasionally made mistakes in its war on terror. The most notorious was the murder on July 21, 1973, in Lillehammer, Norway, of a Norwegian waiter who was mistaken for Munich terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh. The incident significantly restricted Israel's ability to pursue terrorists outside the Middle East.


Sources: AFP (October 14, 2012); CNN; Jerusalem Report (November 5, 2001); Jerusalem Post; FOX News (July 31, 2010); UPI (August 6, 2012); Jonas, George. Vengeance. NY: Bantam Books, 1985; Livingstone, Neil C. and David Halevy. Inside the PLO. Readers Digest Press, 1990; Steven, Stewart. The Spymasters of Israel. NY: Ballantine, 1986; Samuel M. Katz, "Assassination," Moment, (October 2001); State Department Report on Human Rights Practices for 2000

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