Secret Protocols Reveal: Yitzhak Rabin Approved Israeli Operation to Kill Saddam Hussein

(Ha'aretz) Gili Cohen - One year after Saddam Hussein fired 39 rockets at Israel during the first Gulf War, then-Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin gave the go-ahead for a military mission to assassinate the Iraqi president, according to secret protocols of the operation that are currently being revealed. Rabin is quoted as saying that Saddam Hussein is "a meaningful target concerning Israel's internal security. I do not see anyone like him in the Arab world." The plan was shelved after a training accident occurred on November 5, 1992, during preparations for the operation. During the exercise, five IDF soldiers were killed and six were wounded.

2012-11-13 00:00:00

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