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The Road to Martyrs' SquareA Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber$
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Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305593

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.001.0001

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15. The Antidote
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The Road to Martyrs' Square
Author(s):

Anne Marie Oliver

Paul F. Steinberg

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0015

Some three years after Arafat's homecoming, Ahmad Yasin returned home to Gaza, the result of the most spectacular bungle in the history of Israel's foreign intelligence operations — a botched assassination attempt on the life of Khalid Meshal, the Hamas political chief in Jordan thought to be behind two suicide bombings in Jerusalem in which twenty-one Israelis had been killed. In the end, a secret deal, never formally acknowledged by King Husain, was struck. Jordan would release the Israeli agents, and in return, Israel would release Sheikh Yasin as well as a few dozen other Hamas detainees.

Keywords:   Khalid Meshal, King Husain, Jordan

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