Israel confirms killing Arafat's deputy in 1988
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel acknowledged on Thursday it killed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's deputy in a 1988 raid in Tunisia, lifting a nearly 25-year veil of secrecy and allowing a rare glimpse into the shadowy world of its secret operations.
One of the commandos was disguised as a woman on a romantic vacation, and one of the weapons was hidden in a box of chocolates.
Khalil al-Wazir, who was better known by his nom de guerre Abu Jihad, founded Fatah, the dominant faction in the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, with Mr Arafat and was blamed for a series of deadly attacks against Israelis.
Two of those involved in the operation that killed Mr al-Wazir now hold high political office in Israel - Defence Minister Ehud Barak and Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon.