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Interpol adds suspected Dubai assassins to most wanted list
By Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz Correspondent, Haaretz Service and News Agencies
Tags: Israel news 
Dubai police chief: Mossad head should be arrested if Israel behind killing of top Hamas man.
 

Interpol added the 11 suspected assassins allegedly responsible for last month's Dubai assassination of a Hamas strongman to their most wanted list, Haaretz learned on Thursday.

The individuals who were charged by Dubai police as responsible for the killing of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh were tagged with "Red Notices," according to the Interpol's official website.

The website also specifies that Interpol chose to publish the photos of the suspected assassins since the identities the perpetrators allegedly used were fake, using fraudulent passports to aid them in accomplishing their aim.
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Also Thursday, the Dubai police chief ahi Khalfan Tamim said Interpol should issue a warrant to help locate and arrest the head of Israel's spy agency Mossad if the organization was responsible for the killing of a Hamas militant in Dubai.

In comments to be aired later on Dubai TV, Khalfan Tamim called for Interpol to issue "a red notice against the head of Mossad ... as a killer in case Mossad if proved to be behind the crime, which is likely now."

Earlier, an article published in an Emirati newspaper reported that Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim said he is 99 percent sure Israel was involved in Mabhouh's January killing.

"Our investigations reveal that Mossad is involved in the murder of al-Mabhouh. It is 99 percent, if not 100 percent, that Mossad is standing behind the murder," Tamim told The National newspaper.

Haaretz earlier Thursday learned the identities of two Palestinians arrested in Jordan in connection with the January 20 killing at a Dubai hotel.

Ahmad Hasnin, a Palestinian intelligence operative, and Anwar Shekhaiber, an employee of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, were arrested in the Jordanian capital Amman.

Jordan on Tuesday confirmed it had extradited the two to Dubai.

The two were residents of the Gaza Strip until Hamas seized control there in 2007, a Hamas source told Haaretz.

Both moved to Dubai, where they were employed by a real estate company belonging to a senior official of Fatah, the political faction headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

A third man, a Hamas security operative, is under arrest in Syria on suspicion of having assisted the hit squad, the British daily The Guardian reported late Wednesday.

Palestinian sources in the Gulf said Nahro Massoud was in detention and under interrogation in Damascus, the Guardian reported.

Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshal has denied the allegation, according to the report, saying "It is not correct at all".

But Palestinian sources insisted Massoud was being questioned amid speculation that potentially senior Palestinian defectors may have been involved in the plot.

Dubai to hand retina scans to Interpol'

Dubai police said Wednesday investigators had successfully recreated a detailed picture of the operation. The official Web site of the Dubai police featured the suspects' pictures and personal information in an effort to locate the assailants.

According to Palestinian news agency Ma'an, Dubai police said Wednesday that they hold retinal scans of the suspected assassins, which they plan to publish through international police intelligence service Interpol.

Airport officials carried out routine retinal scans on 11 suspects sought by Dubai when they entered the country in the days before the hit. An unnamed Dubai official said on Thursday that the investigation has now widened, with police seeking a further seven members of the assassination team - making 18 in all.

Dubai police also identified Austria as the "command center" for the assassins, after mobile phone data showed at least seven numbers originating there, the Guardian reported.

Dubai police speculated members of the group communicated using "encrypted" messages, and that contact was maintained via several Austrian mobile phone Sim cards.

Austria has confirmed its officials are investigating the claims.
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  1.   We want them in a Big Brother 09:53  |  Paulo2005 18/02/10
  2.   Mr. and Mrs. Israel good mourning 10:18  |  defraud 18/02/10
  3.   When cornered, blame Hamas or Fatah 10:33  |  American Citizen 18/02/10
  4.   #3 American Citizen 10:42  |  Mickey 18/02/10
  5.   Israel uses and abuses Palestinian traitors all the time 11:20  |  Michael 18/02/10
  6.   defraud 11:22  |  m 18/02/10
  7.   Typical: Arabs killing Arabs 11:24  |  RF 18/02/10
  8.   Mahmoud al-Mabhouh 11:27  |  Stephen. 18/02/10
  9.   A matter of time till the killers get captured. 11:31  |  Avi 18/02/10
  10.   Hey Mickey #4 11:38  |  American Citizen 18/02/10
  11.   Wouldn`t be the first time 11:41  |  Chris Linthwaite 18/02/10
  12.   Retina scan held by dubai police. 11:42  |  Mike 18/02/10
  13.   #6 m 11:45  |  Chris Linthwaite 18/02/10
  14.   Who killed the terrorist 12:00  |  Bill 18/02/10
  15.   #10 - American Citizen 12:01  |  Michael D. 18/02/10
  16.   retina scans... body scanners... George Orwell 12:01  |  Miron 18/02/10
  17.   Michael D. #15 12:13  |  American Citizen 18/02/10
  18.   huh - retinal scan ? but mahmoud m`s they didnt find ? 12:15  |  eporue 18/02/10
  19.   to Stephen in Geneva 12:16  |  shaun nathan 18/02/10
  20.   #16 Miron 12:23  |  Chris Linthwaite 18/02/10
  21.   #19 Shaun Nathan 12:31  |  Chris Linthwaite 18/02/10
  22.   Lightwaite - judge and jury 12:35  |  Hamishim Agora 18/02/10
  23.   #8, Stephen 12:38  |  Cipora Julianna Kohn 18/02/10
  24.   Chris who is stealing from whom 12:41  |  Aby 18/02/10
  25.   #.19 S.nathan. 12:47  |  Stephen. 18/02/10
  26.   smiling in passport pic.... Dont think so... 12:48  |  Tzipi 18/02/10
  27.   #13 Chris 13:00  |  m 18/02/10
  28.   90% sure 13:01  |  m 18/02/10
  29.   Terrorism 13:01  |  Darryn 18/02/10
  30.   only rumors - no evidence ! 13:02  |  marc 18/02/10
  31.   Cipora Julianna Kohn #23 LOL! `most likely a nuclear device` 13:07  |  smoking gun 18/02/10
  32.   Whatever, why was the victim, such a sought-after personage 13:11  |  Esther 18/02/10
  33.   to everyone who says they know who did this 13:11  |  Jew 18/02/10
  34.   #23 CJK. "mossad would not need a hamas person to identify him" 13:14  |  smoking gun 18/02/10
  35.   #34, smoking gun 13:22  |  Cipora Julianna Kohn 18/02/10
  36.   To Bill Columbia 13:24  |  Jack 18/02/10
  37.   The DNA difference between a human and a monkey is 99% too 13:33  |  Jose Pedro 18/02/10
  38.   Hamas 13:53  |  Free Spirit 18/02/10
  39.   Re: "what has Mengele got to do with Israel" 13:55  |  Miron 18/02/10
  40.   Chris who is setaling 14:00  |  Free Spirit 18/02/10
  41.   #27 m 14:06  |  Chris Linthwaite 18/02/10
  42.   Dubai 14:15  |  Kacey 18/02/10
  43.   Chris Your country did it. 14:20  |  Aby 18/02/10
  44.   Dubai flop 14:29  |  MA 18/02/10
  45.   Sherlock Holmes in Dubai- Not! 14:37  |  Ori 18/02/10
  46.   `Dubai police chief 99% sure Israel behind Hamas killing` 14:42  |  EB 18/02/10
  47.   Linthwaite 14:50  |  Sarah 18/02/10
  48.   dubai 14:56  |  Ajinkya 18/02/10
  49.   And Nahro Massoud is a Mossad agent? 14:57  |  Edward 18/02/10
  50.   Mossad not doing too well! 17:23  |  Musa Alami 18/02/10
  51.   Wonderful certainty 17:50  |  Murray 18/02/10
  52.   when do they summons iran? hamas? syria? 17:59  |  superjew 18/02/10
  53.   Chris Linthwaite 18:19  |  Sequins 18/02/10
  54.   #26 Smiling 18:20  |  Russ 18/02/10
  55.   it wasnt mossad ! 18:27  |  eporue 18/02/10
  56.   Dubai`s police chief should be on Interpol`s list 18:27  |  IW 18/02/10
  57.   Much ado about nothing 18:32  |  Daniel 18/02/10
  58.   Dubai didn`t go after head of russia security when chechen killed 18:35  |  jason 18/02/10
  59.   Dubai prince was involved in 9/11 what a disgrace 18:36  |  jason 18/02/10
  60.   Hamas was there on fake passport but dubai won`t persue hamas 18:37  |  jason 18/02/10
  61.   Dubai Police comments. 18:45  |  David Nigel Braham 18/02/10
  62.   Hamas operative 18:47  |  Joe 18/02/10
  63.   Dubai police: Interpol should nab Mossad chief if Israel killed t 18:50  |  Ron Cee 18/02/10
  64.   For: American Citizen. 18:54  |  David Nigel Braham 18/02/10
  65.   WHO CARES! 18:56  |  SW 18/02/10
  66.   Interpol should nab Mossad chief 18:57  |  jack 18/02/10
  67.   The Protocols of a Murder unsolved 18:58  |  Saraly 18/02/10
  68.   And then Netanyahu will be wanted by Interpol. 18:58  |  Michael 18/02/10
  69.   Bizaare Gardening Accident 19:00  |  Bob LeGuy 18/02/10
  70.   James Bond 19:04  |  J.B 18/02/10
  71.   defending Hamas - the world has gone mad ! 19:09  |  Dave Schwep 18/02/10
  72.   #41 Chris 19:22  |  m 18/02/10
  73.   The sick truth - crime by Palestinians does pay 19:28  |  Brian Cohen 18/02/10
  74.   Only good terrorist is a dead one !!!! 19:32  |  Don Rosenberg 18/02/10
  75.   Bloody murderes 19:45  |  JB 18/02/10
  76.   Historical precedence, and what would other countries do 19:50  |  Another American 18/02/10
  77.   Agree with Musa Alami 19:53  |  utagawa 18/02/10
  78.   To civilised Don Rosenberg 20:16  |  aab 18/02/10
  79.   Am I missing something? 20:27  |  ZION88 18/02/10
  80.   Interpol adds assasigns to Most Wanted List 20:33  |  NYC Jew 18/02/10
  81.   DUBAI POLICE CHIEF HAS NERVE!!! 20:34  |  Robert 18/02/10
  82.   Thank you # 63 20:39  |  NYC Jew 18/02/10
  83.   Cipora get a grip on your imagination 20:44  |  Mark Lincoln 18/02/10
  84.   And will Dubai police chief agree to be held in an Israeli Prison 20:48  |  Eli 18/02/10
  85.   Whacking terrorists 20:57  |  Mark Lincoln 18/02/10
  86.   Shabby Army, Shabby Mosaad 21:20  |  Simon 18/02/10
  87.   Dubai:Perhaps those behind this are closer to home 21:28  |  Alan-NYC 18/02/10
  88.   Since when does Interpol protect terrorists? 21:32  |  Headly Harris 18/02/10
  89.   This a sham 21:47  |  John 18/02/10
  90.   DON`T F**K WITH DUBAI POLICE! 21:58  |  Samy 18/02/10
  91.   Dubai assassins 22:03  |  Harold 18/02/10
  92.   Did Interpol ever issue a warrant for Mahmoud al-Mabhouh? 22:24  |  Joe 18/02/10
  93.   Dubai assassination 22:36  |  Michael 18/02/10
  94.   @20 ``Chris Linthwaite`` 22:46  |  Ilan 18/02/10
  95.   even the keystone cops couldnt fake this up 22:52  |  vhardman 18/02/10
  96.   Jews have a right to defend themselves. Head of Hamas should be a 23:17  |  Elly 18/02/10
  97.   Jews have a right to defend themselves. Head of Hamas should be a 23:17  |  Elly 18/02/10
  98.   Oh, just 1 more question: Was assassin Mahboud on interpol list? 23:19  |  Inspector Columbo 18/02/10
  99.   #8 Switzerland is not "civilised snowy alps" 23:19  |  LIliane 18/02/10
  100.   #80 one thing is STILL a sticking point for me, mark 23:44  |  eric 18/02/10
  101.   Israeli skunks 00:21  |  Walter 19/02/10
  102.   Interpol 00:32  |  guy 19/02/10
  103.   Who cares 00:32  |  leven5 19/02/10
  104.   why does dubai harbor murderers 00:41  |  art 19/02/10
  105.   Interpol 00:55  |  An Historian 19/02/10
  106.   Hamas thugs!! 01:20  |  Carole 19/02/10
  107.   #50 Musa Alami. Has Mossad "lost its edge" or... 01:27  |  Maureen Ann 19/02/10
  108.   Put a reward on their heads 01:35  |  Eugene 19/02/10
  109.   #.88. Lliane or whatever. 01:46  |  Stephen. 19/02/10
  110.   Whacking terroists 06:06  |  Jeff L 19/02/10
  111.   not surprsed 06:30  |  Michelle Wayne 19/02/10
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