Lead on alleged Dubai assassin leads dead IDF soldier

October 10, 2010 08:44
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One of the suspected assassins in the Mabhouh affair used the identity of an IDF soldier killed during the Yom Kippur War, according to a Wall Street Journal report over the weekend.

Dubai police in cooperation with Interpol, British and French police were on the trail of one of the alleged assassins of senior Hamas terrorist Mabhouh al-Mabhouh, a man who entered Dubai under a British passport with the name "Christopher Lockwood." However, they soon discover that the man's "real" name was Yehuda Lustig, but he had changed it in 1994 to the more Anglicized "Christopher Lockwood." 

But a prospective break in the case on the trail of the Dubai assassins was not to be.

The participants in the international search for "Yehuda Lustig" quickly learned that the real Lustig was listed as an IDF casualty in the Yom Kippur War 37 years ago. Yehuda Lustig was a British immigrant and passport holder born in 1948 who grew up in Beersheba and Gadera. He was drafted into the IDF Armor Corps in May 1966 and was in the reserves during the Yom Kippur War.

According to the Defense Ministry, the real Lustig died in a battle along the Suez Canal during the war.

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