Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging on 30/12/2006. The execution was supervised by representatives of the current Iraqi government and was led by representatives of the American forces in Iraq. Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq between the years 1979 – 2003 and was considered to be an especially cruel ruler. He implemented violent repression and responded with executions for every attempt to harm him or his regime.
As an officer in the I.D.F., Maj. Blizblau was injured in January 2005 during a suicide bomb attack in the Gaza Strip and as a result lost his eyesight. Since then, he has completed the Staff and Command course of the I.D.F. ground forces and is currently a research fellow at ICT.