Israel's Less Offensive Missions

The only strategic successes Israel could point to last week after 10 days of intensified fighting, spurred by the assassination of Tourism Minister Rehavam Ze'evi, didn't come from the tanks that rolled almost as far as the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. They were from small undercover units. Sources in the domestic intelligence service tell TIME that officers from a Jerusalem police undercover unit nabbed Mahmed Rimawi, one of the gang that allegedly killed Ze'evi, from a hideout in the hostile Kalandia refugee camp. Another undercover team found a second member of the hit squad, Salah Alawi, hiding under a...

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