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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.
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.