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    Tunisian Lawyers File Suit against Israel over Assassination of Abu Jihad

    By Houda Mzioudet | Nov 5 2012 Share on Linkedin Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Share on pinterest Print

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    Wafa Movement, a Tunisian political party, is suing the state of Israel over the assassination of the Palestinian leader Khalil Al Wazir, better known as Abu Jihad, stated a member of Wafa’s executive bureau to state news agency TAP.

    The Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot published last week an interview with the Israeli commando, who killed Al Wazir. The interview, which took place at least 12 years ago, had only recently cleared military censors and confirmed Israel’s long-suspected role in the assassination. The report describes in detail the 1988 raid in the Tunis suburbs.

    Abderraouf Ayadi and Abdelmajid Abdelli, two Wafa lawyers, filed the suit in Tunisian courts against Israel and any person implicated in the affair, Wafa’s Slim Boukhdir told TAP. He also said that documents implicate former Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali  in the assassination.

    “There were people in Ben Ali’s security apparatus that have information about the assassination of Abu Jihad,” he told Tunisia Live.

    The lawyers argue that Israel infringed upon Tunisian sovereignty and violated international conventions that outlaw political assassination.

    Al Wazir founded the Palestinian nationalist party Fatah and was one of the top deputies of former Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat.

    Colonel Nahum Lev, the Israel commando who admitted to killing Al Wazir, died in a car crash in 2000.

    “His death will not stop us from pressing on with this lawsuit. Lev must have had Tunisian accomplices in the crime,” Boukhdir said.

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      zourri9a /

      ah right….and Abou Jihad’s Tunisian gardener of who was gunned down in cold blood by these Israeli terrorists?….we don’t even know his name…

      These idiot amateur politicians…even when they try to do something about Tunisian sovereignty and prestige, they mess it up!!

    1. Chedley Aouriri /

      I think the Tunisian politicians of the Wafa Movement are actually very clever.!!
      We should realize that the objective of this lawsuit is to expose and try the Tunisians spies and others who facilitated the raid of the Israeli commando who killed Abu-Jihad and two Tunisians. In some Tunisian circles, rumors have it that the dethroned president Ben-Ali was an agent of Mossad -the israeli secret service- and may be directly implicated.

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