Kill Him Silently unveils the story behind Mossad’s bungled bid to assassinate Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal. In September, 2007, the Israeli secret service tried to kill Khaled Meshaal, the Palestinian political leader of the Hamas movement.
The film details how a six-member team arrived in the Jordanian capital, Amman, a week before the date set for the assassination of the head of the Hamas political bureau who was living in exile.
The six Israeli agents had entered through Jordan’s Queen Alia International airport from Amsterdam, Toronto and Paris using false Canadian passports.
The move by Israel to assassinate Meshaal came in the wake of a series of suicide bombings Hamas carried out in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The attacks had left over 20 Israelis dead and hundreds injured.