Dubai: We have DNA, fingerprints

Local police chief wants int'l team to investigate death of Hamas man Mabhouh.

February 26, 2010 22:12
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Dubai's Police Chief Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim

dubai police chief tamim khalfan 311. (photo credit: AP)

Authorities in Dubai have found DNA  traces of one of the suspects in killing senior Hamas terrorist Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in January, as well as finger prints of several members of the suspected hit squad, Dubai Police Chief Lt. General Dahi Khalfan Tamim told the Al-Arabiya television network on Friday.

Earlier Friday, Khalfan announced that Dubai intends to seek the establishment of an international team to investigate Mabhouh’s death. Such a team could bring to the arrest of 26 suspects identified so far, against whom police in Dubai have “clear cut evidence,” he explained.

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In an interview with Al-Bayan, a newspaper published in the United Arab Emirates, Khalfan revealed that a special Dubai police team has already visited in several European states in the framework of the investigation into Mabhouh's killing.

Via European and Australian diplomatic conduits, the Dubai police commander hopes to establish an international team with members from at least seven states that will “follow the gang that hit Mabhouh.”

He went on to send a message to the Mossad, saying that “There is no point in hiding, wearing a costume or using false identities."

Khalfan has already blamed Israel for the death of the senior Hamas operative, saying he was "Ninety-nine percent sure" the Mossad was behind the act.

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