Israel’s cat-and-mouse game with Yasser Arafat
by Ronen Bergman
January 25, 2018
Israel’s attempt to kill Yasser Arafat by shooting down a Cairo-bound cargo plane he was believed to be on, which was aborted at the last minute, was not the only time the IDF targeted the PLO leader. Earlier this week, the New York Times published excerpts from “Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations,” a new book detailing some of the attempts to take out one of Israel’s biggest enemies. New details indicate it was neither the first nor the last time Arafat, who died at age 75 from illness, narrowly escaped an Israeli attempt on his life. READ MORE
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