(photo credit: Associated Press)
The German government will not stop the investigation of alleged Mossad agent Uri Brodsky despite Israeli diplomatic pressure to do so, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.
RELATED:'Arrest must not harm relations'Poles support agent's extraditionAnalysis: The legacy of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh
Brodsky was arrested earlier this month in Poland for allegedly forging one of the passports used by the team that purportedly killed Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January.
A German official was quoted as saying that this is solely a legal issue which will be left to the proper legal authorities to decide with no governmental interference.
Last week Der Spiegel
reported that Israel had pressured both Germany
and Poland not to extradite Brodsky to Berlin.
Germany has reportedly asked for Brodsky’s extradition because he was
allegedly involved in providing false information to obtain a German
passport in Cologne for a man by the name of Michael Bodenheimer that
was apparently used by the squad that killed Mabhouh.
Brodsky is currently in custody in Poland awaiting a Warsaw court's
decision whether or not he should be extradited.
Britain, Ireland and Australia have already expelled Israeli diplomats
in the aftermath of the attack.