Report: Hamas leader injected by Mossad agents with drug that induced a heart attack
The Mossad death squad that killed a top Hamas commander in his Dubai hotel room earlier this month injected him with a drug that induced a heart attack, photographed all the documents in his briefcase and left a “do not disturb” sign on the door, The Sunday Times reports in its latest edition. The body of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, 50, was discovered by staff at the luxury Al Bustan Rotana hotel after lunch on January 20.
Nine days later, after blood samples sent to Paris for analysis indicated signs of poison, Hamas declared his death and blamed the Israeli Mossad for the assassination.
According to unofficial press reports, al-Mabhouh, who was the official responsible for arranging arms supplies from Iran to Gaza, was tracked from the moment he boarded Emirates flight EK 912 at Damascus at 10.05 on January 19. He was said to have been travelling on a false passport and on arrival in Dubai was followed by two men described by local police as “Europeans carrying European passports”.
Hamas said it would retaliate for the assassination but ruled out the targeting of Israeli officials in Europe.