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Targeted Killings Futile

by Yigal Sarena, 16.12.05

Dear Mr. [Shin Bet Director Yuval] Diskin,
I know this letter will make it to you. I know you're a busy man, so I'll only take your attention away from the pressures of targeted killings for a few minutes.
Which brings me to my main point: Our return to the days of targeted killings. After a break in which we've started to live and breathe again – you've decided to return us to those terrible years, 2002-03. It's as if we've learned nothing.
But in the meanwhile several books, by researchers and people in the field no less qualified than your people, and less restrained by strict organizational discipline, have testified to the mistakes stained with our blood...
I'm sure you've read "Boomerang" by Ofer Shelah and Raviv Drucker, about the failure of our leadership, and Shlomi Eldar's "Gaza as Death", which talks about their desperate lives that lead to a neighbor's suicide, and "The Seventh War," by Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff, which beats its chest (amongst other things) about the targeted killings, specifically the killing of Raad Karmi that brought upon us a huge wave of terror attacks.
These books give witness to the routine of assassinations, the digestive juices, and the hunter's thirst that have developed inside Mofaz's security establishment, at a time when we must use our brains a little bit. We paid a terrible price for this, but the dead remain silent....
Every assassination gives rise to four new heads. Please, stop this march of blood and stupidity. Because the buck stops with you...
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