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Botched Israeli Mission in Gaza Signals End of Undercover Ops Behind Enemy Lines

With the publication of the name and picture of Lt. Col. Mahmoud Kheir el-Din, there is a renewed debate on such operations

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel

The army’s decision to allow publication of the name and picture of Lt. Col. Mahmoud Kheir el-Din, who was killed in Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip in 2018, made waves both in the media and among the public. There’s almost nothing more exciting than stories of secret heroism, and Kheir el-Din was a true hero, killed during an undercover operation behind enemy lines.

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