VIDEOS: The Assassination of Mahmoud al Mabhouh in Dubai


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[VIDEO LINKS BELOW] The world is abuzz with the assassination of senior Hamas Terrorist Mahmoud al Mabhouh in the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai on January 19, 2010, having arrived in the country earlier that day from Syria. Much has been written about the incident on YWN since the story first broke. The world is pointing fingers at the Israeli Mossad, but Israel has a policy of neither confirming or denying any involvement in such activity.

The 3 video links below are amazing footage released by Dubai authorities, tracking the highly-trained killers from the moment they arrived in the county, until departing just hours after the assassination.

As the world points fingers, Israel is definitely satisfied with the assassination of Mahmoud al Mabhouh YM”S, a senior Hamas terrorist commander and one of the founders of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.

He was suspected for being involved in the 1989 abduction and murder of two Israeli soldiers, Avi Sasportas HY”D and Ilan Sa’adon HY”D, along with several other attacks.

On February 16, 1989, Sergeant Avi Sasportas HY”D was kidnapped and shot to death while hitchhiking at Hodaya Junction.  His body, which had been buried at Givati Junction in the south, was discovered on May 7, 1989.

On May 3, 1989, Corporal Ilan Saadon HY”D was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists. In the beginning of November 1990, the terror cell responsible was uncovered. It was the same cell that abducted and murdered Sasportas. On November 22, 1990, he was declared dead by the IDF Rabbinate. His body was found on July 29, 1996.



For all YWN stories on the Dubai assasination, click on the following YWN link:

(Dov Gordon – YWN)


  1. It’s amazing stuff. Kol hakovod to the shin bet.
    On the other hand the Dubai surveilance team is fantastic. It gives you a new insight into “ayin roeh”. I’m sure the shin bet will be more careful next time.

  2. kinda the wrong place to perpetrate such a thing because dubai has a ‘safe streets’ project that installed hundreds of cameras all over the city to deter crime.but then again , if they had everything figured out, i am sure they knew that too! plus it was reported that parts of the team made two other visits to the area prior to the assassination .
    one less haman in the world now….hope mashall is next on the list (again)

  3. Guy Bechor wrote today.
    We are currently facing an odd situation the likes of which we have not seen for many years: Israel’s enemies are in panic, or is it paranoia, for fear that Israel will be attacking them. Hezbollah is convinced that it will suffer a blow at any moment, Hamas is still licking its wounds, Syria is concerned, and Iran’s foreign minister already declared that Israel is a “nation of crazy people” with “mad leaders” who may launch a strike.

    Meanwhile, the frightened Lebanese turned to the UN, to UNIFIL, and to French President Sarkozy and asked for France’s protection against the “terrible” Israel. However, the French announced that as long as Hezbollah is armed, they will only ask Israel to refrain from destroying Lebanon’s civilian infrastructures and no more than that. All this was published by the Arab media.

    On the other hand, our borders are quieter than they have been in many years. So how do we explain this bizarre Middle Eastern paranoia? The IDF is training today as it has not done in dozens of years. Every day, from morning till night: Tanks, airplanes, helicopters, live-fire drills and soldiers running around. The Lebanese watch this from across the border, as do the Syrians, and they are becoming anxious: What are the Israelis plotting over there? Is there something we don’t know?

    The Israeli restlessness prompts anxiety among our enemies, and this is good, of course. It’s called deterrence. Both Hezbollah and Syria know that the IDF made a leap since the last Lebanon War and it is now the first military in the world equipping its tanks with anti-missile systems, which are changing the rules of war. The IDF is also equipping itself with new APCs, advanced airplanes, and amazing technological systems, while Hezbollah and Syria are still stuck in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

    Moreover, a series of daring assassinations attributed to Israel is prompting personal fears among axis of evil leaders. They suspect everyone around them and the confusion is great. We should recall that Hezbollah leader Nasrallah has been hiding for three and a half years now, and this is quite embarrassing for someone who rushed to declare a “divine victory,” no less.

    According to terror groups, Israel can reach anywhere and has infiltrated every organization and each Arab state. The glory of Israel’s secret services had been restored and the fear of them has increased.

    So what are people in the region telling themselves? “Israel is back.” It disappeared for about a decade and a half of “peace,” where it was perceived as weak; yet now it is back at full force.

    Both the Lebanon War and the Gaza War are having an effect. If in the past Lebanon prompted the Palestinians to launch an Intifada or be daring in Gaza, based on Nasrallah’s “spider web” theory,” today the opposite is true. Hezbollah sees the destruction sowed by Israel in Gaza and it loses the urge to fight us. They look at Gaza and think about themselves.

    The Goldstone Report, which claimed that Israel goes crazy when it is being attacked, caused us some damage (which should not be exaggerated) in the world, yet it was a blessing in our region. If Israel goes crazy and destroys everything in its way when it’s being attacked, one should be careful. No need to mess with crazy people.

    Yet what concerns our enemies more than anything else? The insight that Israel, for the first time in its history, has learned the rules of the region. Our enemies realize that the days where Israel conducted itself as a state without honor willing to give in to the advances of those who deceive it are over. They realize that Israel has matured, learned the art of creating deterrence, and that it is here to stay.

    Our enemies understand that Israel will no longer give in to their advances in exchange for illusions or words. They realize that it won’t be easy for them to control it from the outside or to deploy their supporters within it, because they lost the faith of the public. They are starting to understand that Israel is stronger than they thought or fantasized of, and this insight affects their own self-image – and to their great regret, this hurts.

    May Hashem protect Am Yisroel

  4. It seems a bit too sloppy to be the Mossad. Spy agencies usually do thinks a little less obviously. Some of the tricks reported in the press (such as passports that were obviously fake since the numbering was lacking the traditional characteristics) such they wanted to be observed, and wanted to look like Israelis – which isn’t the Mossad style.

    #4 – the Shin Bet had nothing to do with it – they are domestic police in charge of keeping political malcontents (Palestinian nationalists, Religious zionists, Hareidim, etc.) in line. The Mossad is the foreign intelligence agency.

    #5- who says it was a women – they didn’t post any of the new airport strip-scans, and in the spy business, one never knows

  5. to Akuperma #11.
    I stand corrected. I meant the Mossad. Bruchim Yihiyu – if they did it, and if they didn’t, nu vegam Charvona zochur latov.

  6. Akuperma:
    Seems like a boat was missed and you weren’t on it. What good is assassinating him if it they don’t know Israel did it? They WANT Hamas and Hizbullah leaders to know YOU AREN’T SAFE ANYWHERE.

  7. If the Mosaad does not let their enemies know they can get them anywhere; Their enemies and the host countries will take fewer security precautions to protect the terrorists, staying there.

  8. Hereorthere:
    I think the point is to scare them. We can’t actually assasinate people in foreign countries. We killed one and look at the uproar. The point is the leaders are less effective and hesitate to attack Israel if they have to fear for their very lives.