Sylvia Rafael, 67, a legendary Mossad assassin, passed away in her native South Africa, and will be buried in Israel. Rafael was best known as a member of the Mossad hit squad that scoured Europe for the Black September members involved in the Munich Massacre, and then killed them.
Rafael was convicted of killing Ahmed Bushiki, a Moroccan waiter in Norway who the hit team mistakenly thought was Hassan Salame, one of the leading terrorists (Salame aka “The Red Prince” later bought it in Beirut via car bomb). Rafael was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, was released after 11 months and ended up marrying her Norwegian lawyer. She was involved in numerous other succesful operations and I’d tell you about them, but then I’d have to kill you.
“One day, when true peace comes, they will write books about her, make movies of her life and name streets after her,” Eitan Haber, a veteran defense correspondent of that era wrote in Yediot Ahronot.