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Mossad assassinated Tunisian engineer, reveals Israeli journalist

Demonstrators wave Palestinian and Tunisian flags and shout slogans during a march held for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, at Bourguiba street in Tunis, Tunisia on November 29, 2016. ( Amine Landoulsi - Anadolu Agency )
Demonstrators wave Palestinian and Tunisian flags and shout slogans during a march held for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, at Bourguiba street in Tunis, Tunisia on November 29, 2016. ( Amine Landoulsi - Anadolu Agency )

A senior Israeli journalist has revealed that the Israeli Mossad spy agency assassinated Tunisian drone engineer Mohamed Al-Zawari in front of his home earlier this month, Al-Araby Al-Jadid reported on Sunday.

After a long investigation, Alon Ben David of Channel 10 TV published an article in Maariv, in which he said that Al-Zawari was ensnared by a female spy, who was the "bait" in a honeytrap. The woman introduced herself to Al-Zawari as a fellow journalist.

"The bait was a Mossad agent who conducted a series of interviews with him," said Ben David. "When she proved credible, she asked him for what should have been the final interview." Instead, two Mossad agents from the Kidon Unit turned up for the meeting. "By the time that they had liquidated him the bait had already left Tunisia."

As far as Ben David is concerned, this was a "successful" assassination. He noted that Mossad had not used a new technique to carry out the assassination, and pointed out that it is usual practice for the killing to take place after the "bait" has left the scene.

According to the specialist defence reporter, the killing proves that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is able to do whatever he wants in the region. He expects that Netanyahu will succeed in using the assassination as a political plus point on his record and that he could try to carry out similar missions in more complicated scenarios.

In conclusion, Ben David doubted that Tunisian officials shed many tears, knowing that Al-Zawari was in contact with the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas.

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