Kill Khalid: The Failed Mossad Assasination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas (BOK)

Paul McGeough

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In 1997, the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, poisoned the Hamas leader, Khalid Mishal, in broad daylight on the streets of Amman, Jordan. Then little-known, the Palestinian leader slipped into a coma - but not before the Mossad agents' escape was bungled and Jordanian troops were called in to surround the Israeli embassy. As Mishal's condition deteriorated under the influence of a mysterious poison, the episode quickly spiralled into a diplomatic crisis. The Middle East feared the worst, but a series of high-stakes negotiations, brokered by President Bill Clinton, led to the Israelis handing over the antidote, thereby saving Mishal and setting the stage for his phenomenal political ascendancy. Revolving around this dramatic incident, Kill Khalid unfolds into a masterpiece of investigative journalism. Paul McGeough reconstructs the history of Hamas through exclusive interviews with key players across the Middle East and in Washington, including unprecedented access to Mishal himself.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Paul McGeough
ISBN 9780704371576
Antall sider 464 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 23,4cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 895 gram Emner og form Political leaders & leadership, Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, Middle Eastern history