. The Antidote

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195305593
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850815 | DOI:
. The Antidote

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Some three years after Arafat's homecoming, Ahmad Yasin returned home to Gaza, the result of the most spectacular bungle in the history of Israel's foreign intelligence operations — a botched assassination attempt on the life of Khalid Meshal, the Hamas political chief in Jordan thought to be behind two suicide bombings in Jerusalem in which twenty-one Israelis had been killed. In the end, a secret deal, never formally acknowledged by King Husain, was struck. Jordan would release the Israeli agents, and in return, Israel would release Sheikh Yasin as well as a few dozen other Hamas detainees.

Keywords: Khalid Meshal; King Husain; Jordan

Chapter.  1026 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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