Dubai will issue an arrest warrant for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if his country is found to be implicated in the murder of a top Hamas leader in the emirate, The National newspaper reported on Friday. Earlier this week, Dubai police chief Dhahi Khalfan has said that Israel's intel agency Mossad could have been behind the January 20 killing of Mahmud al-Mabhuh in a luxury hotel room.
Netanyahu "will be the first to be wanted for justice as he would have been the one who signed the decision to kill al-Mabhuh in Dubai," The National quoted Khalfan as saying. "We will issue an arrest warrant against him," added newspaper. It quoted Khalfan as saying Mabhuh was killed using a "Mossad method."
The police chief had said Mossad "has carried out operations" previously using similar methods as those used in the Mabhuh murder. The paper quoted police sources as saying Mabhuh arrived in Dubai on January 19 at 3:15 p.m., and was dead within five hours.