Israel Implicated in Hamas Leader’s Death
With “99 percent, if not 100 percent” certainty, Dubai police believe that the death of a Hamas commander in Dubai last month came at the hands of a hit squad from Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency. Hamas has accused Israel of the leader’s assassination.
The announcement from Dubai puts Israel at odds with Britain and sets up a potentially explosive diplomatic fight between the two countries because of reports that the alleged Mossad hit group stole the identities of U.K. citizens and used fake British passports. –JCL
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Dubai police said today they were virtually certain Mossad was behind the assassination of a Hamas commander, as the incident threatened to turn into a diplomatic row between Israel and Britain over the use of false British passports.
“Our investigations reveal that Mossad is involved in the murder of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. It is 99%, if not 100%, that Mossad is standing behind the murder,” Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim told the National newspaper in the United Arab Emirates.
Britain fired the first shot last night in a potentially explosive diplomatic row with Israel by calling in the country’s ambassador to explain the use of fake British passports by a hit squad who targeted Mabhouh in Dubai last month.
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