Haddad Target: Wadie Baghda d, : Location Iraq 04/1978 Date: 28/
WHAT makes Mossad so ace at killing is their ability to exploit a target’s weakness.
And when that target is a 309lbs fat bloke, like Wadie Haddad, the weakness is through his stomach.
He had been identified as an operative working for a Palestinian terror group linked to plane hijackings of Israeli civilians.
Haddad had suspected that Mossad were on his tail and had escaped to the security of a safe house in Baghdad, where he rarely ventured out without armed guards.
Mossad agents monitored him for months and were able to bug calls he made in which he moaned to family members about the poor food in Iraq.
Using a Palestinian agent who befriended Hassad, the Mossad hit squad began to supply him with boxes of luxury Belgian chocolates.
These had been laced with a special slow-release toxin, developed to slowly rot Haddad from the inside.
The poison closely re-created the effects of leukaemia, causing Haddad weakness, vomiting and internal cramps. Doctors were unable to diagnose the cause and instead gave him heavy doses of painkillers.
With Hassad suffering, the one comfort he turned to was food and he continued stuffing his face with Belgian chocolates.
It was some six months later, while holed up in a rundown hotel in East Germany, that he eventually died.
The cause of death was officially recorded as being leukaemia.