The Israeli settler publication, Arutz 7, reported that the Shin Bet gave special merit awards to personnel who excelled in their work. The prime minister and president both attended a ceremony at the President’s House. Pres. Rivlin praised the Shin Bet efforts as “God’s work.” Among those applauded was an assassin who uses chemical and biological weapons in his “creative efforts.”
“A.,” age 32, works as a chemist in the technology division. The text declares that he heads a staff which develops capability for special “deterrence” (an Israeli intelligence euphemism for assassination), using advanced technological-operation methods. He’s shown tremendous initiative and creativity by struggling to meet major challenges in the technology realm. He’s thought to be the top of his field and a font of knowledge for numerous elements of the intelligence apparatus. He’s even known as “Mr. Q” after the name of James Bond’s technology wizard. A nickname which reflects his level of ingenuity and ability to transform something from the realm of the imagination into reality as far as Shabak operations are concerned.
An Israeli security source confirmed that A’s work involves assassinations, including this one Yossi Melman reported, involving the 2004 murder of a Hamas commander through food poisoning.