'As such, unless dramatic evidence is found to definitively prove an Israeli connection, it is likely that the State of Israel will emerge from this affair unblemished and the Mossad will continue enjoying a reputation of fearless determination and nearly unstoppable capabilities. ' Either (1) the killing will be attributed to the Mossad, in which case Israel's reputation most certainly will be blemished, or (2) it won't be, in which case it can hardly enhance the Mossad's reputation. You can't have it both ways.
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from the article: Israel has nothing to worry about over Dubai killing