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Famous Mossad Spy Killed in Freak Bike Accident

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Mordechai Vanunu. Photo: wiki commons.

After years of escaping death as one of the Mossad’s most famous agents, Giora Tzahor was killed on Monday while riding his bicycle in Israel.

Tzahor’s notable operations include the destruction of multiple Jordanian tanks during the Six-Day War, despite being outnumbered by Jordanian forces, and his role in the capture of Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli nuclear technician who passed state information about Israel’s nuclear program to the London Sunday Times in 1986.

In the 1970’s, Tzahor was appointed Deputy Director of the Mossad’s “Spear” Unit, which has been referred to by media publications as the Mossad’s assassination group.  He later became the director of the “Spear” (Kidon) Unit.

Born in Europe in 1941, Tzahor immigrated to Israel a year after he made his first trip to the Jewish state, when he was 17.  He will be laid to rest in Israel on Tuesday evening.

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