An Israeli Mossad agent allegedly involved in the assassination of a senior Hamas military leader in Dubai has been detained in Poland. The agent, named as Uri Brodsky, could now be extradited to Germany, which has accused him of obtaining a false German travel documents used by one of the killers.
Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, one of the founders of Hamas's military wing, was found dead in a Dubai hotel on January 20.
According to the Polish authorities, Brodsky, an Israeli citizen, was detained last week on a European arrest warrant as he flew into Warsaw airport. Berlin claims he managed to obtain a passport under the name Michael Bodenheimer in June last year from officials in Cologne.
It is alleged that Brodsky managed to trick staff by claiming he was a relative of a Jewish family named Bodenheimer.
The German magazine Der Spiegel says that international police agencies tracked Brodsky entering Dubai several times before the January murder. German officials also claimed there is evidence that the home address given by Brodsky had been faked by Mossad.