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Yitzhak Rabin ordered assassination of foreign head of state

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Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin had approved, in 1992, a plan to assassinate a foreign head of state, the second Israeli channel reported.

Operation Bramble Bush was an Israeli plan to deploy a guided short-range "Midras" missile to take out President Saddam Hussein, during the funeral of his uncle. However, during the rehearsal for the operation two days before the funeral, the missile went off accidentally and struck the convoy simulating the target the target. Five members of the Special Forces ("Sayeret Matkal") were killed and six others wounded. With not enough time to form a new commando, the operation was canceled by then Chief of Staff Ehud Barak, who had witnessed the accident.

Yitzhak Rabin received in 1994 the Nobel Prize for Peace.

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