The headlines this week reeked of déjà vu, reminiscent of previous confrontations and intifadas, as conditions on the ground in Gaza are becoming more and more similar to those that preceded the 2014 war.19:05 05.02.16 | 4 comments
Keeping tabs on Mabhouh's movements and contacts would generally need a major surveillance exercise. That means a large team or teams of watchers working in rotation. Particularly in an enclosed location like a hotel reception. There would likely also be a control van, for on-street work, an operational HQ, some specialists, the hit squad etc. 26 would not be over-generous Jane, probably on the light side if Mabhouh had got spooked and made a run for it or went to ground.