Kill khalid : the failed Mossad assassination of Khalid Mishal and the rise of Hamas

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Award-winning Australian journalist McGeough has written three books about the Middle East. Here he tells how a team of Israeli government agents utterly fumbled their attempt to assassinate Mishal in Amman, Jordan in September 1997. The 41-year-old Palestinian activist, he explains, was considered too articulate and persuasive in condemning the Israeli occupation from the perspective of Islamic fundamentalism. He begins the story with the expulsion of Mishal's family from their homes in June 1967, and ends it with the February 2008 assassination of yet another Hamas leader, with a bomb in downtown Damascus. Annotation 2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (