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Some precedent for the likely murder of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul is surely provided by the Israeli killing of Hamas’s Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January 2010 (Report, 17 February 2010). The hotel venue, and the body being found the next day, are different, but the fundamentals of the operation, and its audacity, are not so distinctive. Have the Saudis been taking lessons from the Israelis?
Prof Hugh Goddard
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World, University of Edinburgh
• It is sadly ironic that Maxine Peake (‘It feels as if hope has started to grow again’, G2, 17 October), at a Lancashire comprehensive school, was taught nothing of the Peterloo massacre, yet I was, at a liberal home counties independent school, as part of a broad social history curriculum.