Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was a Hamas operative responsible for the murder of two Israeli soldiers. He took a little vacation to Dubai, where he was negotiating an arms shipment to the Hamas stronghold of Gaza.
Along the way he ran into misfortune.
Cue the outrage symphony:
‘This is not something that can just be swept under the carpet because of the bad feeling it is going to create in the Arab world. You cannot conduct foreign policy at this extremely sensitive time by this sort of illegal behaviour.’
Quite right, the Jews should condescend to die more quietly. Because of the occupation, and so on.
After all, what’s the world coming to, when a murderous terrorist operating outside the arm of justice can get snuffed achieve martyrdom while attempting to make more mayhem?