Mossad unlikely to carry tennis rackets

IT was good to read some sense about the Mahmoud al-Mabhouh affair (Steven King, March 3).

We shouldn’t be persuaded to jump to judgment about who murdered Mabhouh. As Steven King points out, there are other folk, including Hamas, who wanted him out of the way. And there are many who’d like to see Israel pilloried. So there would be nothing like such a story to achieve both objectives.

I very much doubt whether Mossad would have been so careless.

Prior reconnoitering would have shown all the CCTVs, etc, and to think they’d have drawn attention to themselves by carrying tennis rackets is beyond belief.

Their usual method is to melt into the background and not make a show of themselves.

There are other questionable features about Dubai’s account of what happened, not least the idea that agents would have escaped to Iran. That’d be like a terrorist bomber taking refuge in 10 Downing Street.

No, unless Mossad has completely lost its marbles, the whole thing reeks of “Protocols of the Elders of Gaza”.

David Sowby

Dublin 18

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