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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Dubai Hit Team Videos

UPDATED: Tomorrow morning's Ha'aretz is reporting the UK and Ireland are asking Israel about the identity theft involved in the false passports; while a Ha'aretz editorial questions whether the whole affair raises questions about the safety of Israeli immigrants' identities, since some genuine immigrants' names appeared on the passports. Just yesterday Avigdor Lieberman was coyly saying there was "no proof" that Israel was behind the hit.

Half the Middle East bloggers and websites and many others all over the Internet have already posted this, but just in case some of my readers haven't seen it, the Dubai police compilation of closed-circuit camera videos of the hit team that killed Hamas figure Mahmud al-Mabhouh in Dubai is like watching something out of John LeCarre. So I'll post it too. It's in three parts. Some are comparing it to the film Munich, but it also serves to remind us of how ubiquitous surveillance cameras have become. All three videos take up close to a half hour.

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