Killing of Hamas Operative: Evil knows where evil sleeps.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on February 19, 2010 1 Comment

The death of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai last month is making headlines. It’s like a killing in a James Bond movie. The killers, whoever they are, got their man and escaped. But they were caught on video and left behind what appears to be significant evidence.

The killers used European stolen passports. Mossad, the Israeli secret service, is suspected to be behind the killing. While some of us are for the existence of the State of Israel, it is disappointing to use a stolen identity to achieve a crime.

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was not an angel, and Israel is at war with Hamas, but this killing does not portray Israel as the victim of this conflict with Hamas. Certainly both antagonists are evil. As the Hausa of Niger say, “Evil knows where evil sleeps.”

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