we open the casebook of…
squad, known as the Kidon (Hebrew for ‘tip of the spear’).
This is made up of 48 operatives, six of whom will be female.
For two years these Kidon operatives are given a masterclass in murder and assassination – martial arts, marksmanship, explosives, poisoning, stabbing, garrotting.
If it can snuff you out – they’ll study it.
They’re trained to kill in any situation, any environment. Whether it’s jabbing enemies through the eye with a pen or using one of Mossad’s trademark sticky bombs (motorcycle riders plonk them onto target vehicles).
But killing is just part of their training – they also learn how to cover up their handy work.
Mossad are experts at ‘ dressing’ bodies of victims to make it look like they’ve died by accident or from natural causes. It’s this mad level of care and attention which has enabled Mossad to whack hundreds of high-profile targets throughout the world.
Mossad, which was formed in 1949, reports directly to the Israeli president. They’re tasked with gathering info on enemies of Israel and destroying designated targets. They operate with no restrictions – they’re free to do whatever it takes to get a job done.
Mossad made their name by tracking down and exterminating war criminals who had escaped justice after World War II. But they’ve since been on a world tour of spectacular assassinations.
So let’s take a look at some of Mossad’s greatest hits.
MOSSAD MYSTERY: Ben Zygier was believed
to be the agent known as ‘Prisoner X’