The Guardian speculates on the murder of a Hamas official in Dubai as likely the work of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence organization. This is a twisted story in more ways than one. Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was a Hamas military commander living in exile in Damascus. It seems the plan to assassinate al-Mabhouh involved the use of fake British passports. Israel has refused to comment, probably because it views Mabhouh as a dangerous enemy and claims that Mabhouh played a key role in smuggling Iranian-supplied rockets into the Gaza Strip and was involved in the abduction and killing of two soldiers 20 years ago. It re-raises the question of the ethics of 'targeted assasinations'...how is this not a terrorist act?