GQ Magazine

On January an elite Mossad hit squad traveled to Dubai to kill a high-ranking member of Hamas. They completed the mission, but their cover was blown, and Israel was humiliated by a 27-minute video of their movements that was posted online for all the world to see. Here is how Dr. Bergman revealed the intricate, chilling details of the mission and how Israel’s vaunted spy agency did things so spectacularly wrong
 
 
 
 

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Most of the operatives here are members of a secretive unit within the Mossad known as Caesarea, a self-contained organization that is responsible for the agency’s most dangerous and critical missions: assassinations, sabotage, penetration of high-security installations. Caesarea’s “fighters,” as they are known, are the elite of the Mossad. They rarely interact with other operatives and stay away from Mossad headquarters north of Tel Aviv, instead undergoing intensive training at a separate facility to which no one else in the agency has access. They are forbidden from ever using their real names, even in private conversation, and—with the exception of their spouses—their families and closest friends are unaware of what they do. As one longtime Caesarea fighter recently told me, “If the Mossad is the temple of Israel’s intelligence community, then Caesarea is its holy of holies.”

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