An Israeli investigative reporter has offered proof that a Tunisian drone expert who worked for the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas was killed by Mossad.
Following a lengthily investigation, Alon Ben David of Channel 10 TV published an article in the Maariv daily on Monday in which he gave proof that Mohamed Zaouari was baited by an Israeli spy posing as a journalist.
“The bait was a Mossad agent who conducted a series of interviews with him,” said David in his report. “When she proved credible, she asked him for what should have been the final interview,” he added.
David noted that instead of the reporter two Mossad agents from the Kidon Unit showed up for the meeting. “By the time that they had liquidated him, the bait had already left Tunisia,” he added.
He also said that the procedure used to assassinate Zaouari was nothing unusual for Mossad that use interviews as bait to carry out the killings.
Zaouari, a 49-year-old Tunisian national, was shot 20 times outside his house in the country’s port city, Sfax, on December 15.
Last week, over 200 Tunisians took to the streets of the capital, Tunis, to protest against Israel’s assassination of the engineer.
Holding Tunisian and Palestinian flags, demonstrators walked up a main thoroughfare in Tunis December 20, chanting "With our soul, with our blood, we will avenge you Palestine.”
Hamas’s al-Qassam Martyrs Brigade said Zaouari was killed by "Zionist treachery,” adding that the victim had worked for the anti-Israeli resistance front for 10 years.
Back in 2012, Israel admitted to the 1988 assassination of Abu Jihad, the second-in-command of the Palestine Liberation Organization, in a raid on the movement's Tunis headquarters.