Richard Spencer and Matthew Day
June 14, 2010
Israel has been forced to the defence of an alleged Mossad spy who has been arrested in Poland on charges of using a German passport in an operation to kill a Palestinian militant.
Uri Brodsky faces extradition to Germany which posted a notice that he was wanted in connection with the assassination of a senior Hamas official in a Dubai earlier this year.
The man was detained at Warsaw’s Okecia airport on June 4 for his apparent role in the murder of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, one of the founders of the Hamas armed wing.
Mr Mabhouh was found dead in his hotel room in January, and Dubai police have said they are “100 per cent certain” that he was murdered by a team of agents from Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence service.
Israel acknowledged that Mr Brodsky, described as a businessman, was one of its citizens and said he was receiving consular assistance. The foreign ministry said he was receiving the same consular assistance that would be accorded to any citizen arrested abroad.
This article was posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 at 8:55 am