More suspects identified in Dubai assassination


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Another 15 suspects were identified in the assassination of a Hamas official, Dubai police announced.

Ten of the new suspects have the names of Israelis who hold dual citizenship, according to Haaretz. 

Dubai last week released the names of 11 suspects with passports from Britain, Ireland, France and Germany in the assassination last month of top Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a hotel room in Dubai. Six of them were Israelis with dual citizenship.

Most of the passports are forged, according to Dubai officials. 

Israel’s Mossad has come under international suspicion in the killing. Al-Mabhouh was the official responsible for arranging arms supplies from Iran to Gaza, and was a founder of the Hamas military wing, Izzadin Kassam. He also was involved in the 1989 kidnappings and murders of two Israeli soldiers, Avi Sasportas and Ilan Sa’adon.

The European Union has condemned the fraudulent use of the passports. Several EU countries have called in their ambassadors to Israel looking for explanations. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied its involvement.

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