The Mabhouh affair as a mirror to paranoid Israeli society - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 25.02.10 | 20:30 (IST)

    One would think that after it becomes clear that a ridiculously high price was paid by Mossad (in the number of agents neutralized) for the assassination of a rather insignificant Hamas operative, Israeli papers and prominent politicians will start criticizing the Institute and Netanyahu. But you hardly hear a sound. Livni, the head of the opposition, and even the former Chief of staff Halutz yesterday praised the "kill"; supposedly it will deter others from joining Hamas. Really? When did this last happen? Wasn't Mabhouh himself almost killed by Mossad before but continued to operate? I believe Israelis will finally open their eyes to the truth of the level of stupidity involved here, they will just do it late. The same happened in the recent Lebanon and Gaza. For the first few weeks it wasn't possible to criticize the operations to Israelis. Even Meretz was supportive. Only when the consequences of lack of good planning and goals became evident, did people begin thinking. Paranoia.

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