Al Mabhouh’s killing is not murder: Israeli minister

February 22, 2010

Yuli Edelstein

Israel’s Public diplomacy minister Yuli Edelstein on Monday said that the assassination of Hamas leader Mahmoud Al Mabhouh should not be considered as murder.

In a blatant “smiling PR drive”, the minister told the Henry Jackson Society think tank at the House of Commons in London that it would be wrong to become “overly emotional” about Al Mabhouh’s death.

“Even if it will turn out that the worst secret service of the worst country in the world had managed to get to that guy, I will still not call it murder,” he said, according to a report in Ireland On Line. “Let’s not get overly emotional about his death and let’s not start mourning his death.”

Edelstein insisted that he did not know who carried out the assassination in Dubai last month.



About the author

Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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