Target: Yahya Ayyash ‘The Engineer’ City, Gaza Location: Gaza 1996 Date: 01/05/
known as The Engineer, became a Mossad target after being identified as the supplier of materials to Hamas suicide bombers.
He was a brainbox who, from an early age, could fix televisions and complex electrical gear. It was his knowledge of science which enabled him to create a lethal explosive out of household products, nicknamed the ‘Mother of Satan’.
Once Mossad agents had tracked him down to a location in Gaza City, they started to lure him into their deadly trap. He was accompanied at all times by a team of heavily armed gunmen, so whacking him was a challenge. The plan they came up with involved using an agent to befriend The Engineer.
He was invited into his heavily guarded home, where they started chatting and sipping on mint tea. The agent then said he needed to phone somebody and asked if he could borrow The Engineer’s mobile phone. Stepping out of the building to make the call, the agent returned and finished chatting before leaving the compound.
The next day The Engineer received a call on the same mobile phone and, as he started to ask the identity of the caller, a powerful explosive inside the device was triggered, blowing his head clean off.
The device had been planted by the Mossad agent who had gained access to his phone and was triggered by a unit less than a mile away. THIS guy was at the top of Mossad’s hit list, thanks to his brutal actions in Latvia during World War II.
He was known as the Butcher of Riga, helping to kill 26,000 Jews during the ‘clearance’ of Riga.
Witnesses described how Cukurs would force victims to perform sex acts on each other before gleefully executing them. It’s also said that he liked to batter babies to death by smashing their heads against walls.
So when Mossad tracked him down to Sao Paulo, Brazil, they didn’t mess about.
Cukurs had set up a business taking tourists on sea plane trips. To lure him into their trap, Mossad used an agent posing as a Uruguayan businessman.
They wanted to whack him WHO are the world’s deadliest killers?
You could easily make a case for Colombian drug cartel hitmen, mafia dons, the SAS – or maybe even a disease like malaria.
But don’t be fooled – they all pale into insignificance when compared with Mossad – the planet’s No.1 murder machine.
The Israeli secret service will use ANY method to eliminate their enemies – from sticky bombs to cheese wires, poisoned chocolate bars and sub-machine gun wielding cross-dressers.
You’ll have seen Mossad in action when they hit the headlines in 2010 for whacking a Hamas leader in a posh hotel in Dubai.
They were back in the news again last week, thanks to a mysterious Mossad operative known only as ‘Prisoner X’ but thought to be Australia-born Ben Zygier.
His suicide two years ago – while held in a ‘suicide proof’ prison outside Tel Aviv – has only just been leaked to the public.
And it has sparked fears that the agent’s ‘horrific’ crimes have been covered up.
Mossad has a proud history of carrying out hits so clean and perfect that no-one even knows that what has happened is an assassination.
Because when Mossad are in town people have accidents, they develop in Uruguay because there was no death penalty, in case any Mossad assassins got caught.
Over months the agent gained the confidence of Cukurs and, when he invited him on a business trip to Uruguay, he bit.
Cukurs was met at the airport by the agent and taken to a remote cottage in the jungle.
As he entered, he was greeted by the sight of five Mossad agents in their undies, all wielding hammers. strange illnesses, they fall off things and they top themselves.
Former spymaster, Meir Dagan, had a special welcome for new Mossad recruits.
He’d tell them a true story: As a soldier in Lebanon he’d arrived at the aftermath of a savage fight between two feuding families. The father of one family had shot the other in the head, his brain had flopped out onto the floor. As the dead man’s wife and children lay screaming and splattered with blood, the attacker scooped up the brain and started eating it.
With the roomful of Mossad recruits reduced to a stunned silence, Dagan would explain: “This is how we operate. We eat their brains before they eat ours.”
It’s this kind of psycho attitude that has helped Mossad become the world’s most efficient killers.
It’s the attitude recruits NEED to make it through the gruelling training that takes place at a special camp in Henzelia, near Tel Aviv.
This is where an elite group is selected to form the assassination The lack of clothes was to avoid them getting splattered with blood.
For the next hour Cukurs was brutally battered, before finally being finished off with a bullet to the head.
His broken body was stuffed into a leather trunk with a note left on top saying ‘Those Who Will Never Forget’.
As the assassins escaped, the world’s media was sent a photograph of the trunk with instructions on where to find the body.