Columnist takes the minority view

YOUR columnist Steven King (March 3) must be one of the few people in the world who doubts Israel’s responsibility for the extrajudicial killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai.

It is true the Israeli state has not claimed responsibility for the murder, but Moshe Feiglin, a leading member of the ruling Likud party, has confirmed Mossad was responsible.

He criticised the decision to carry out the assassination, saying “somebody in the Mossad and the echelon that authorised the Mabhouh mission is still living in the 1980s”.

He went on: “In the eyes of much of the world, Israel is no more than a pirate ship sailing on borrowed time . . . The world has changed . . . Israel can no longer expect the international community to wink its eye and look the other way.”

One can but hope that Moshe Feiglin is correct and that those states, including Ireland, whose passports were forged by the Israeli state in order to carry out the killing will not look the other way.

David Morrison

Lansdowne Road

Belfast BT15 4AB

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