An innocent Brazilian may have been executed by an Israeli Mossad death squad
in the aftermath of the London Bombings.
Jean Charles de Menezes, a 27-year-old Brazilian, was shot in the head five
times by an unidentified assassin.
The assassin's identity and the identity of his accomplices, their military
unit, and the chain of command that led up to the unlawful killing has been
withheld from the media. All relevant facts regarding this murder remain shrouded
The following is an article, published in 2003, by renowned journalist Gordon
Thomas regarding Mossad death squads operating with impunity in the UK.
MOSSAD ASSASSINS RETURN TO BRITAIN AFTER 17 YEARS' ABSENCE TO 'DISABLE'
THREAT FROM ISLAMIC TERRORISTS
May 11, 2003, Sunday Express
Exclusive by Gordon Thomas, Tim Shipman and Yvonne Ridley
MOSSAD has sent four of its top assassins to Britain, provoking
fears of a violent showdown on the streets with Islamic terrorists.
The Kidon assassination squad has joined 15 handpicked katsas - Mossad's regular
field agents - in the UK to "carry the war to our enemies", according
to senior Israeli sources.
Their brief is to "disable" any of the "close to 50" British
Muslims that the extremist Islamic group, Al-Muhajiroun, last week boasted were
"primed and ready" to carry out suicide missions similar to the one
in Tel Aviv carried out by a British passport holder.
An MI5 source said: "In Mossadspeak 'disable' means taking them out permanently.
We know from past experience the kidon can make murder look like an accident.
It is their speciality."
Two of the kidon sent to Britain are understood to be women trained in the
art of the honeytrap.
Former Mossad chief Meir Amit said: "Sex is a woman's weapon.
Pillow talk is not a problem for her.
But it takes a special kind of courage to sleep with the enemy."
Rafi Eitan, a former director of operations, said: "We are like the official
hangman or the doctor on death row who administers the lethal injection. We
are simply fulfiling a sentence sanctioned by the prime minister of the day".
Since he has come to office Israel's Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, has "sanctioned"
a number of assassinations of terrorists who could not be brought before Israeli
The decision to send in Mossad came after urgent discussions between the two
governments last weekend, which were described as "heated".
One senior Israeli minister accused Britain of becoming a "haven for terrorists"
during a hostile telephone conversation.
Later, Mossad's new chief, Meir Dagan, called Eliza Manningham-Buller, head
of MI5, and told her that his men would co-operate closely with her agents.
The next day, katsas from Mossad headquarters in Brussels had flown into Heathrow,
followed 24 hours later by the four-man kidon from Israel.
Supporting them are Mossad yahalomin, who are specialists at bugging phones
Israel has made it clear that it fears Britain has become a haven for extremist
British intelligence officers are angry that Mossad's arrival in force in Britain
for the first time since 1986 undermines their independence and casts serious
doubts on their ability to deal with the enemy within. Their worst fear is that
innocent civilians could get mixed up in an assassination attempt or a botched
But they also fear that the Mossad incursion into Britain is an attempt to
embarrass the Labour Government, which has upset Mr Sharon through Tony Blair's
stern advocacy of the Middle East peace road map.
A British intelligence source said: "The whole purpose would be to neutralise
Britain and eliminate Blair from taking part in the talks on the grounds his
country is harbouring terrorists.
"Sharon gets rid of UK interference and is able to shoehorn Mossad in
to Britain again with the blessing of the Government." The Israeli embassy
in London denied Mossad is on British soil and praised the role of the British
A spokeswoman said: "Britain has offered full cooperation in the investigation
of the suicide bombings. We are very satisfied, we have full confidence in MI5
and MI6, we have very good relations."
The security situation will form a key part of talks this week between Foreign
Secretary Jack Straw and his Israeli opposite number Silvan Shalom. These will
be the first toplevel talks with Mossad on British soil since Margaret Thatcher
ordered their operations to be shut down in 1986 after a "honeytrap"
operation to kidnap Mordechai Vanunu, the whistleblower who revealed secrets
about Israel's nuclear arsenal.
In Britain, the kidon are banned from using guns or explosives. But they are
equipped with long and short-blade knives, and piano wire to strangle their
Victor Ostrovsky, a former member of the assassination team, said:
"Strangulation if the target is to be killed at night. Sometimes an aerosol
or a syringe in the jugular to deliver a fast-acting nerve agent that kills
and leaves no trace."
In the past, Mossad has killed terrorists in Paris, Frankfurt and other European