Israel’s spy agency Mossad is widely believed to have killed a number of Arab and Muslim scientists worldwide. A major function of the Israeli intelligence is obviously to follow the activities of the Arab nuclear scientists and assassinate them with the express goal of depriving the Arab countries of capable scientists.
Israel’s assassination policy
Israel has assassinated not only Arab leaders and scientists but Jewish citizens of Egypt and other parts of the Arab world as well. The purpose of killing the Arab Jews was to create a sense of insecurity among the Jewish communities living peacefully in Egypt and elsewhere so that they will immigrate to the Zionist state. Again it was Jewish terrorists, members of the Stern group to be specific, who committed numerous atrocities over a period of time against the British and Arabs, including the assassination of Count Bernadotte, the UN mediator between the Arabs and Jews in September 1948. Eminent Arab and Palestinian personalities such as founding chairman of the Palestine Authority Yasser Arafat and Hamas leader Ahmad Yassin were victims of Israel’s policy of eliminating their enemies or those who they considered to be enemies. The assassination of a Tunisian aviation engineer (December 15, 2016) with alleged links to Palestinian group Hamas has put the spotlight on Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency suspected of killing Israel’s enemies. Mohamed al-Zawari was shot dead outside his home in Tunisia’s southeastern city of Sfax. Hamas swiftly blamed Israel for the murder, saying the slain engineer had overseen the group’s drone program.
Mossad’s 2018 assassinations of Arab scientists
During the early months of 2018, there have been many killigs of Arab scientists, engineers, and students of physics all over the world. The assassinations, which have reportedly carried the fingerprints of the Israeli Mossad, included:
1- A Palestinian rocket scientist assassinated by Mossad in Kuala Lumpur
Israel’s spy agency Mossad has been accused of assassinating a Palestinian suspected rocket maker in a drive-by shooting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, earlier today. A gunman, who was sitting on the back of a high-powered motorcycle, fired at least ten rounds at the victim, Fadi Mohamed al-Batsh, 35, as he walked to dawn prayers on Saturday morning (April 21, 2018). Al-Batsh was hit at least four times in the head and the chest died immediately in what Malaysian officials believe was a professional hit.
The killers were seen lurking around the area for at least 20 minutes awaiting Al-Batsh’s arrival. Officials are looking through CCTV footage from the area in an effort to identify the killers. Malaysian police are currently working on the assumption that al-Batsh was targeted by a ‘foreign intelligence agency’. Malaysia’s Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi described al-Batsh as ‘an electrical engineer and an expert in making rockets’ who had ‘become a liability for a country hostile to Palestine’. Al-Batsh was gunned down hours before he was due to fly to Turkey for an international conference, according to Malaysian officials.
Hamas, which exercises de facto control over Gaza, said one of its members had been “assassinated” in Malaysia and it had sent a delegation to meet with Malaysian officials to discuss the killing.
In a statement released on its website, Hamas said that Batsh “was working for the Palestinian cause.”
“The Islamic Resistance Movement mourns a son of its sons, the righteous, and a knight of its knights, a scholar of young Palestine scholars and the guardian of the Book of Allah, the son of Jabalya the Mujahedin,” read the statement. “The martyr was distinguished by his excellence and scientific creativity and has important contributions in this area and participated in international conferences in the field of energy. The martyr was an example in calling God and working for the Palestinian cause.”
Senior Islamic Jihad leader Khaled al-Batsh accused the Mossad of being responsible for the assassination and calling on Malaysian authorities to conduct a “comprehensive and rapid investigation” before his killers escaped.
“We, as a family, accuse the Mossad of being behind the assassination of Dr. Fadi Mohamed al-Batsh, a researcher in energy sciences,” he told Al-Mayadeen news network.
Family members also accused the Mossad of carrying out the attack on the engineer who was originally from Jabalya in the Gaza Strip before he left for Malaysia in 2011. “We accuse the Israeli Mossad of the assassination of our son, the energy researcher,” said a statement issued on behalf of the family. “Fadi was meant to fly on Sunday to Turkey to chair an international conference on energy.”
Hamas dispatched a senior delegation to meet with Malaysian officials and follow up on the investigation of the shooting. Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh said Israel’s Mossad intelligence service had been behind past attempts to assassinate Palestinian scientists, and that al-Batsh’s killing “follows this sequence.”
However, officials in Israel declined to comment.
Batsh’s uncle Jamal al-Batsh spoke to Reuters in the town of Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip. Asked who he blamed, he replied: “The Israeli Mossad. The Israeli Mossad stood behind the assassination of educated people and intellectuals because Israel knows Palestine will be liberated by scientists.
“Therefore, they tracked this young educated man.” Batsh was a lecturer at Universiti Kuala Lumpur, specializing in power engineering, according to the university.
2- Lebanese PhD student killed in Canada
On February 13, the Israeli occupation Mossad assassinated the Palestinian engineer Hassan Ali Khairuddin, a Lebanese PhD student. He was conducting his PhD studies on the Jewish domination on the global economy. He was threated that he would be killed should he did not stop his studies. Hassan Ali Khairuddin, 23, was killed at a student residence on the St. Mary’s University campus in the Canadian region of Halifax. The Lebanese Foreign Ministry announced earlier on Sunday that it instructed the Lebanese embassy in Canada to “follow up on the case in order to unveil the details of this horrible crime and the motives behind it.” Although Canadian authorities have been downplaying the murder of Khairuddin, many in Lebanon believe it is clearly an assassination carried out by the Israeli Mossad – especially that the bright student was studying economic and had been well-known for his searches on the influence of Zionism on the international economy.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry released a statement on Sunday, whereby it expressed “its deep sorrow and regret for the murder of the young Lebanese national from the Southern town of Majdaloun, Hassan Ali Kheireddine, in the Canadian city of Halifax,” extending its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. The statement added that Minister Gebran Bassil gave his instructions to the Lebanese Embassy in Canada to follow up on the case, in order to find out the details and reasons behind this heinous crime. “The Lebanese Embassy in Ottawa and the Honorary Consulate in Halifax are following up with the authorities concerned, placing all their potential efforts to help reveal the truth and expedite the transfer of the deceased’s body to Lebanon,” the Foreign Ministry statement concluded.
3- Lebanese Student of Physics Assassinated in France
A Lebanese man studying nuclear physics found dead earlier this week in France, with conflicting reports about his murder. It was initially reported that Hisham Salim Mourad- from the southern town of Braikeh in Nabatieh, was stabbed in his house (February 28, 2018). However, Lebanon’s consul general in Marseille, Sonia Abou Azar, said the Grenoble police published its report on the death of Mourad and determined that he died after falling from the balcony of his house. Mourad was studying at the Joseph Fourier University in the city of Grenoble. It was the last year of his master’s program.
The death sparked outrage among Lebanese people in Lebanon and abroad who were also shocked in mid-February by the killing of another Lebanese student in Canada. The Israeli Mossad is suspected of carrying out the assassination.
4- A Palestinian Chemist killed in West Bank
Palestinian Iman Hossam al-Rozza, a female skilful chemist who had reportedly been extorted by the Israeli intelligence early this year, was found dead in her apartment in Ramallah (March 25). Israel’s occupation forces later kidnapped local PFLP leader Hossam al-Rozza, father of Iman Al-Rozza, from the city of Nablus for accusing Israel of the death of his daughter. Behind his kidnapping is likely to be his public accusation that Israel would have killed his 27-year-old daughter Iman al-Rozza, whose death took place in the town of al-Bireh in the Ramallah district of the occupied West Bank in late March. The young woman’s body was found hanged inside an apartment, but a preliminary attempt to establish a cause of death failed, which could imply foul play – that the body was hanged only after death. Two days before her death she had made a Facebook post where she complained about how people love the powerful who take advantage of their success, grabbing all from before you. Successful people are no better than you. The young woman, a chemical engineer, was on a visit to al-Bireh from the city of Nablus according to most sources, but others indicate that she would have been living in al-Bireh on more permanent basis and that the apartment would have been her own. The grieving father, who apparently believes that his daughter would have been killed by Israel, is now likely to be charged for ‘incitement’ by the Israeli occupation. The veteran member of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine has been previously imprisoned by Israel for over 17 years.
Israel’s history of assassinations
“The murder of Muslim scientists by Mossad aims to prevent their countries from developing their researches,” Hatem al-Zoabi, a Swedish writer of Syrian origin told Anadolu Agency. He opined that Israel “targets any efficient Muslim who could help develop his country in any field”.
Following are some prominent assassinations carried out by the Israeli intelligence service since 1952:
– In 1952, Egyptian nuclear scientist Dr. Samirah Musa was killed in a road accident in the United States caused by an unidentified driver. Israel did not like her because she used to voice deep concerns about the hazards of the increasing Israeli nuclear activities in the Middle East. She also had, reportedly, invented a simpler method to develop the critical grade nuclear material from metals cheaper than uranium.
– In 1967, Egyptian nuclear scientist Samir Naguib was killed in a car accident in Detroit, U.S. Naguib is believed to have been assassinated by Mossad after he conducted some successful experiments in the military application of nuclear science. Naguib was reportedly planning to return to Egypt at the height of war with Israel to help launch Egypt’s nuclear program when he was killed.
– In 1980, another Egyptian nuclear scientist, Yahya al-Mashad, who headed Iraq’s nuclear program, was killed in a Paris hotel room.
– In 1989, some unknown assailants shot Egyptian scientist Saeed Al-Bodair dead at his Alexandria apartment. He had developed some pioneering theories in the field of microwave.
– In 1991, Lebanese condensed matter physicist Rammal Hassan Rammal died in mysterious circumstances in France.
– In 1993, Egyptian writer Gamal Hemdan died in a fire in his apartment in the Egyptian capital. His relatives, however, claimed he was hit on the head and that the drafts of books he was writing had disappeared, and on top of it was topics about Jews and Zionism.
– In 1997, Mossad agents tried — and failed — to kill Hamas political chief Khaled Meshaal in Jordan by spraying poison into his ear.
– In 2004, Iraqi nuclear scientist Ibrahim al-Dhaheri was shot dead as he was riding a cab in Iraq’s western city of Baquba.
– In 2010, Iranian quantum field theorist and elementary-particle physicist Masoud Alimohammadi was shot dead outside his home in Tehran.
Iran accused the U.S. and Israel of killing the scientist, but Washington denied the accusation. Israel, however, did not deny or confirm involvement.
– In the same year, Iranian nuclear engineer Majid Shahriari was killed in a car bombing in Tehran.
In 2010, Mossad is believed to have been behind the assassination of top Hamas commander Mahmud al-Mabhuh in a Dubai hotel.
Israel has never confirmed or denied its involvement in any of these murders.
Analysts believe that the killing of Arab and Muslim scientists is an Israeli tactic that aims to prevent Muslim countries from getting the nuclear and technological know-how. “Israelis view Muslims possessing the tools of technology as a danger,” Turkish political analyst Mustafa Ozcan told Anadolu Agency. “They don’t want Muslims to make a breakthrough in this field, so they target scientists [from Muslim countries like] Egypt, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan,” he said. The Turkish analyst cited the destruction of the Iraqi nuclear reactor in Israeli airstrikes as an example of Israeli attempts to prevent Muslim states from possessing the nuclear know-how. In mid-1981, Israeli warplanes struck a nuclear reactor being built by Iraq southeast of Baghdad. Israel, however, declines to comment on the assassination of Muslim scientists in order to avoid raising this issue at international levels.
The key question now is: What would happen if an Israeli scientist were assassinated by an Arab intelligence agency? All the Arab governments would, no doubt, be described as terrorists and sponsors of terror. The Western governments would, in the most brazen manner, display their hidden racist tendencies to hunt down every Arab. No amount of racist justification can conceal the state-sponsored terrorism practiced by Israel with the tacit approval of the United States.