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Lillehammer affair

The Lillehammer affair refers to the murder by Mossad agents of a Moroccan waiter, Ahmed Boushiki, in Lillehammer, Norway on January 7, 1974. The agents had been sent by Israel to assassinate Ali Hassan Salameh, the leader of the Black September Organization, a Palestinian group which Israel blamed for the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre; they mistook Boushiki for their target.

Five Mossad agents were captured by the Norwegian authorities and convicted of the killing and imprisoned, but were soon thereafter released and returned to Israel. The Israeli government attempted at the time to deny their responsibility for the murder. It was not until 1996 that Israel agreed to provide the family of Ahmed Boushiki with compensation.



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