Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Israelis say: Terror bombing 'great achievement for free world'

They Rule By Assassination

ASSASSINATION IS "TERRORISM" WHEN ENEMIES OF THE ISRAELI-AMERICAN CARTEL COMMIT IT

ASSASSINATION IS A "BLESSING" FOR HUMANITY WHEN ISRAELIS OR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT PERPETRATE IT

Ex-Mossad chief: Mughniyah killing 'great achievement for free world'

PMO denies Israeli role in Imad Mughniyah's death

By Yuval Azoulay, Haaretz | Feb. 13, 2008

The Prime Minister's Office on Wendesday denied any Israeli role in the assassination of Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Imad Mughniyah, who was killed in a bomb blast in Damascus late Tuesday night.

"Israel rejects the attempt by terror groups to attribute to it any involvement in this incident," said the PMO in a statement. "We have nothing further to add."

Former Mossad chief Danny Yatom on Wednesday welcomed Mughniyah's death, calling it "a great achievement for the free world in its fight on terror."

"Mughniyah was one of the most dangerous and cruel terrorists of all time," said the Labor MK. "There are numerous intelligence agencies and countries that have been pursuing him, and the one that was successful in reaching him [has proven itself] - to have a high intelligence and operational capability."

Yatom called Mughniyah's death a serious blow to Hezbollah, both in terms of morale and in terms of its operational capabilities, saying the assassination could only have been made possible by penetrating deep into the organization.

"Whoever can take him out can take out anyone in Hezbollah," he said. "It will take Hezbollah a long time to find an heir."

"Mughniyah was responsible for the deaths of many Jews, Israelis, Americans, and was solely and directly responsible for Hezbollah attacks abroad, through close cooperation with Iran," he said.

Environment Minister Gideon Ezra, formerly a senior intelligence officer, also hailed the killing of the top Hezbollah commander. "I, of course, do not know who carried out the assassination of Imad, but he should be blessed," he said.

Hamas slammed the assassination. "We condemn this crime and we emphasize the Muslim nation must rise up to confront the Zionist devil which is back by the Americans," said a Hamas spokesman in Gaza, Samir Abu Zuhri.

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