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    Israel silent about reported arrest of Mossad cell in Arab country Occupied Jerusalem: 2 October, 2003 (IAP News) Israel has refused to comment on the reported
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      Israel silent about reported arrest of Mossad cell in Arab country

      Occupied Jerusalem: 2 October, 2003 (IAP News)

      Israel has refused to comment on the reported arrest of a Mossad cell
      in an unnamed Arab country two weeks ago.

      Hamas representative in Beirut, Muhammed Nazzal, told al-Jazzera
      Television on Wednesday that authorities in an unamed Arab country
      arrested a number of Mossad agents who were planning to assassinate
      senior Hamas leaders, including the movement's politburo head Khalid
      Masha'al.

      Sources close to Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Thursday intimated to
      al-Jazeera that the unnamed Arab country mentioned by Nazzal was
      Lebanon.

      A spokesman for the Israeli foreign ministry said he didn't' wish to
      comment on the matter.

      Asked if he could confirm or deny the report, the official said " I
      don't want to talk about it."

      Nazzal said the Mossad agents, arrested nearly two weeks ago, were
      planning to assassinate a number of other Hamas leaders and
      spokesperson besides Masha'al.

      Israel last month ordered its intelligence services to assassinate
      Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders, including politicians and
      spokespersons, both inside Palestine and in the Diaspora.

      Israel has assassinated a number of Hamas leaders of late, including
      moderate political leader Ismael Abu Shanab.

      A few weeks ago, Israel also carried out a botched assassination
      attempt on Hamas founder and spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yasin and
      his aide Ismael Hainyya.

      Since then, Hamas leaders have taken stiff security precautions.

      In 1997, Mossad agents attempted to assassinate Masha'al in Jordan by
      smacking a poisonous chemical agent into his ear.

      The assassination attempt upset the late King Hussein, who threatened
      to sever diplomatic relations with Israel unless the Jewish state
      provided the anecdote countering the chemical agent.

      Eventually, the Mossad agents were freed in return for the release of
      Sheikh Ahmad Yasin from an Israeli jail who was serving a life
      sentence for resisting the Israeli occupation.

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