assassination

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assassination

The deliberate killing of a person, especially a public figure, either for hire or to advance a religious, ideological, political or military agenda.
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Whilst urging the Palestinian Authority to act to end the violence against Israeli civilians and punish those responsible, Chris Patten also called on the Israelis to halt their policy of targeted assassination of leading Palestinians, lift their blockade of towns and villages, and call a end to the shelling of Palestinian property and infrastructures.
"The MDC has communicated far and wide, very loudly for that matter, that the lives of some of your politicians are under severe threat from targeted assassination," the letter said.
Two Israeli ministers have warned that Israel's patience with Hamas leaders is wearing thin and that any future Israeli military campaign is likely to include the targeted assassination of terrorist leaders and potentially seizing control of the Gaza Strip.
KARACHI -- Supporters of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen staged city-wide rallies on Monday to condemn the targeted assassination of renowned Shia scholar Allama Nasir Abbas of Multan.
We invented the targeted assassination thesis and we had to push it.
The Haqqani Network, operating at the Afghan-Pakistani border, is responsible for suicide attacks and targeted assassination as well as kidnappings in Kabul and other provinces of Afghanistan.
The common code names used are Pa'amon (preventive action) and Sakum (targeted assassination).
Gunatillake's remarks followed the targeted assassination of S.P.
It insists that the repeated breaches of the cease-fire cannot be allowed to continue, and expresses grave concern at the Israeli Government's decision to pursue the targeted assassination of Palestinian activists.
In his new book "The killing of Osama bin Laden" he called it a "targeted assassination," quoting a retired US official as saying the bin Laden killing was "clearly and absolutely a premeditated murder" and a former SEAL commander as saying "by law we know what we're doing inside Pakistan is homicide."
The Belgian presidency of the European Union condemns the killing and calls on Israel to abandon its policy of "targeted assassination" and to return to the peace process.
Operation Pillar of Cloud was kicked off November 14 with the targeted assassination of one of Israel's most implacable enemies, Ahmed Jabari, commander of the Hama military wing, amid high hopes that this time it would be different.

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