Britain expels Israeli diplomat over cloned passposrts in Dubai killing

Published March 23rd, 2010 - 01:32 GMT

London is expelling a senior Israeli diplomat over cloned British passports used by the alleged assassins of a top Hamas commander in Dubai. Mossad, Israel's spy agency, has widely been blamed for the murder of Mahmoud al Mabhouh in January.


Dubai police investigating the case revealed some members of the suspected hit squad had travelled on British identities. Their passports appeared to have been copied from real documents belonging to at least 12 Britons living in Israel.


According to Sky News, the British Government was not taking action over the assassination, but the duplicated documents. "The Government believes they have compelling evidence that those passports were cloned, probably by some arm of the Israeli state," the news channel reported.



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