Targeted Killing in Dubai A Mossad Operation Gone Awry?

The assassination of Hamas functionary Mahmoud al-Mabhouh is widely believed to have been the work of the Mossad. But why would Israel's legendary intelligence service allow the identity of its agents to be compromised? The affair looks set to damage the Mossad's reputation -- and unleash more bloodshed. By SPIEGEL staff.
Photo Gallery: How the Dubai Hit Was Carried Out
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Photo Gallery: How the Dubai Hit Was Carried Out

Foto: Rabih Moghrabi / DER SPIEGEL
Photo Gallery: How the Dubai Hit Was Carried Out
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Photo Gallery: How the Dubai Hit Was Carried Out

Foto: Rabih Moghrabi / DER SPIEGEL
Photo Gallery: How the Dubai Hit Was Carried Out
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Photo Gallery: How the Dubai Hit Was Carried Out

Foto: Rabih Moghrabi / DER SPIEGEL
Photo Gallery: How the Dubai Hit Was Carried Out
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Photo Gallery: How the Dubai Hit Was Carried Out

Foto: Rabih Moghrabi / DER SPIEGEL
Photo Gallery: How the Dubai Hit Was Carried Out
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Photo Gallery: How the Dubai Hit Was Carried Out

Foto: Rabih Moghrabi / DER SPIEGEL
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan