Egypt official: Israel assassination policy inflaming entire Mideast
PA source to London Times: Other countries won't agree to turn into Israel-Palestinian killing field.
Israel is provoking the entire Mideast with an alleged ongoing covert campaign to assassinate top terror militants beyond the country's borders, an Egyptian official told the London Times on Saturday.
Referring to allegations that Israeli intelligence was upping its attempts to hurt terror strongmen beyond its borders, the source told the Times that his country was taking notice of Israel's "comings and goings."
"We are aware that there is more activity both on our ground and other countries in the region," the source added, claiming that Israel was "trying to embroil us all in their conflict."
The assassination of top Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh late last month is the most recent incident in which Israeli intelligence is alleged to have perpetrated, one which the militant group was, according to a source quoted in the Times article, keen to cover up.
"There has been growing co-operation between Gaza and Iran. Israel can read the writing on the wall and they know that with the help of Iran, the Hamas Government in Gaza will become stronger and will fight better," the source told the Times on Saturday.
"But Israel is overstepping their boundaries," the Palestinian source added. "Other countries don't want to become a killing field for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
The Times article claimed that Israel's alleged renewed attempts at high-level militants began with the appointment of current Mossad chief Meir Dagan, citing the Beirut killings of two Hezbollah strongmen in 2003 and 2004, as well as planting the car bomb in Damascus that killed the top Hezbollah leader Imad Mughniyah in February 2008
Interior Minister Eli Yishai was also quoted in the Times report, answering whether Mossad had been involved in the Dubai assassination.
"All the security services make, thank God, great efforts to safeguard the security of the state of Israel," Yishai is quoted as saying.