Dubai Accuses Israel of Forging Passports
Posted on Mar 9, 2010
Dubai’s Police Chief Dahi Khalfan had some fighting words for Israel on Tuesday, accusing the Israeli government of forging passports used by a hit squad of 27 suspects in the January murder of Hamas leader Mahmud al-Mabhuh, who Dubai police believe was killed by members of the Mossad. —KA
AFP via Google News:
“I ring alarm bells. Israel is falsifying Western passports on a large scale. We discover forged passports on a daily basis,” Dahi Khalfan told AFP.
“The world must stop an operation of vast falsification of official documents (that) a formal body (Israel’s spy agency Mossad) is carrying out,” he added.
“It is shameful for the European countries that a country which claims to be a state of law is falsifying their passports,” he said.
“This is an unprecedented phenomenon for one country to forge the documents of another,” he said, describing it as something which is “usually done by criminal gangsters, not states.”
AP / Dubai Ruler's Media Office
The Dubai Ruler’s Media Office released these photos of 11 of 27 suspects wanted in connection with the killing of Hamas leader Mahmud al-Mabhuh in his Dubai hotel room in January.