16 February 2010

Dubai Want to Track Down Killers of Hamas Leader

It'll be interesting to see how diligently Dubai pursues the alleged killers of a Hamas leader.

Dubai police appealed for an international manhunt Tuesday after releasing names and photos of an alleged 11-member hit squad accused of stalking and killing a Hamas commander last month in a plot that mixed cold precision with spy caper disguises such as fake beards and wigs.
Dubai authorities said they would seek assistance from the global police coordination agency Interpol and press individual nations to hunt down the suspects in the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, whose body was found Jan. 20 in his luxury hotel room.
Dubai's attorney general, Essam al-Hemaydan, said international arrest warrants have been issues for those accused of links to the slaying.
Police say the 10 men and one woman traveled to Dubai with European passports and killed al-Mabhouh less than 24 hours after their arrival.
Hamas has accused Israel's Mossad secret service of masterminding the slaying and has vowed revenge.
Dubai's police chief, Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim, did not directly implicate Israel at a news conference Monday to announce new details about al-Mabhouh's death. But he noted the possibility that "leaders of certain countries gave orders to their intelligence agents to kill" al-Mabhouh, one of the founders of Hamas' military wing.

By: Brant

1 comment:

Guardian said...

I heard this story on BBC News this morning. As an aside, they noted a very amusing comment from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz: "There is some good news in this story. A 40 year-old accountant from Haifi can now pass as a Mossad commando."

There's hope for me yet!