Former head of the Israeli intelligence service (Mossad) Mike Hariri has admitted that Israel was behind the killing of the Moroccan waiter Ahmed Bouchiki in Lillehammer in 1973, writes NTB.
Talking to Dagsavisen, Hariri describes the murder as his biggest professional mistake.
Ahmed Bouchiki from Morocco was killed on the street in Lillehammer in 1973. He was married to a Norwegian woman and worked in Norway since 1966. The Moroccan waiter Ahmed Bouchiki was shot by Israeli agents on the way home from the cinema.
Seven agents of the Israeli intelligence service said they had mistakenly thought Bouchiki was Ali Salame, a Palestinian who was suspected of being behind the murder of Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972.
Mossad chief thinks the whole operation was a mistake, partly because they chose agents under training
– We made a double mistake on Lillehammer murder. First, there was an error of identification. Secondly, there was an error in clearing the evdiences. Instead of throwing the keys of the rented car, they delivered it back. Norwegian police waited at the rental office, said the former head of Mossad in an interview with the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.