Mabhouh 311 AP.
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Dubai will not request the extradition of a suspected Mossad spy who might have played a role in the Mabhouh assassination in January, Dubai’s police chief, Lt.-Gen. Dahi Khalfan
Tamim, said on Sunday according to a report cited by Channel 10.The Prime Minister’s Office, which has
authority for the
Mossad, refused to discuss the matter.
"The suspect committed his crime in Germany, so it is natural that he would be prosecuted there. What is important is that he is punished, not which country punishes him," commented Tamim.
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A spokesman for the federal public prosecutor told The Jerusalem Post on Saturday that Poland had arrested an intelligence officer involved in the assassination of senior Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai. According to the spokesman, Germany’s top prosecutor has issued an extradition order to Polish officials because the alleged spy provided “false information” to obtain a German passport in Cologne, which was reportedly used to travel to Dubai in January.
The man, using the name Uri Brodsky, is suspected of working for the Mossad in Germany and helping to issue a fake German passport to a member of the Mossad hit squad that allegedly killed Mabhouh in January, a spokesman for the German federal prosecutor’s office told the Associated Press.
Beyond confirming that an Israeli citizen
had been arrested at the beginning of the month in Warsaw, and that he
had requested consular assistance, the Foreign Ministry refused to say
anything else about the matter Saturday night, including whether Israel
was trying to stop Brodsky’s extradition to Germany.
In Warsaw, Monika
Lewandowska, a spokeswoman for Polish prosecutors, confirmed that the
suspect, identified only as Uri B., was arrested at the city’s
international airport on June 4.
She told the AP that the arrest
warrant was made “in connection with the murder of a Hamas member in
Dubai police chief Tamim has
said he is nearly “100-percent” certain that the Mossad masterminded the
Herb Keinon and AP contributed to this