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Rafi Eitan: Israeli Spy Who Led Operation to Capture Holocaust Architect Adolf Eichmann Dies Aged 92

Rafi Eitan, the legendary Israeli spy who led the operation to capture the architect of the Holocaust, Adolf Eichmann, has died aged 92, The Independent reports. 

Eitan died after being hospitalised in Tel Aviv, Israeli media reported.

“Rafi was among the heroes of the intelligence services of the State of Israel on countless missions on behalf of the security of Israel,” prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “His wisdom, wit and commitment to the people of Israel and our state were without peer.”

Eitan was among the founders of Israel’s revered intelligence agencies.

“We have lost a brave fighter whose contribution to Israel’s security will be taught for generations to come,” president Reuven Rivlin said.


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