Did Israeli intelligence have an agent in Syria
Patrick Cockburn is an Irish journalist who has been a Middle East correspondent since 1979 for the Financial Times and, presently, The Independent. He was awarded Foreign Commentator of the Year at the 2013 Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards.
Thursday 21 March 1996
The Israeli press has been considering a story in US News & World Report about how Mossad had recruited a Palestinian student in Bulgaria four years ago. There are a number of flaws in the story. Shkaki must have known Mossad was looking for him, but he made little effort to conceal his whereabouts. He had just come from Libya, closely watched by intelligence services, and had checked into a hotel where he had stayed before. He had gone shopping when he was killed.
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