Interpol has posted wanted pictures of the eleven suspects in the assassination of Hamas member Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in the Dubai hotel on January 19, 2010. In what could be a serious problem for Israel, both Britain and France are demanding answers on the use of fake passports and stolen identities in the plot while Dubai continues its criminal investigation. This is occurring at the same time that Israel is resisting an international investigation into possible war crimes in its campaign in Gaza, here.
Dubai has stated that it is virtually certain it was an Israeli operation. That is particularly serious since Israel not only committed a crime on foreign soil but committed a series of crimes vis-a-vis France and England. Not only that, but there is now threats from Britain that it is considering suspending intelligence sharing with Israel. France is demanding answers from Israel, here. Both Israel and the United States have remained silent in the growing international firestorm.
The British have expressed “outrage” for good reason. Not only were six British passport used but the agents stole the identities of actual British citizens. It would be a comprehensive violation of the laws of at least five separate nations and the commission of an act that is unlawful under international law.
One passport appears to be a stolen Irish passport and there were also false German papers. The assassination is also considered murder and all nations participating with Interpol are under an obligation to share information. That includes the United States, which is likely to have such information.
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