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'Kidon': Israeli, French Filmmakers To Make Comedy About Hamas Operative Assassination

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Former Israeli Minister Rafi Eitan, who was a member of the Mossad team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960, waves to photographers during an exhibition at the Knesset in Jerusalem on December 12, 2011, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the verdict against Eichmann, who was instrumental in the planning and execution of Nazi Germany's Holocaust against the Jews.
Former Israeli Minister Rafi Eitan, who was a member of the Mossad team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960, waves to photographers during an exhibition at the Knesset in Jerusalem on December 12, 2011, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the verdict against Eichmann, who was instrumental in the planning and execution of Nazi Germany's Holocaust against the Jews.

JERUSALEM — Israeli and French filmmakers are making a comedy centered on the assassination of a Hamas operative in Dubai.

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh died in January 2010 when hitmen entered his Dubai hotel room. Dubai police suspected Israel's Mossad spy agency, but never proved it. The complex operation, in which several disguised agents were caught on hotel cameras, remains unsolved.

Israeli producer Michael Sharfshtein and French partner Manuel Munz are preparing to shoot a $5.2 million comedy called "Kidon," the supposed name of the Mossad's assassination department. The film posits that French and Israeli small-time criminals killed al-Mabhouh and framed the Mossad.

Munz said Monday the film offers a suggestion of what happened in the Mabhouh operation, which remains shrouded in mystery.