Saturday, June 12, 2010
Mossad agent arrested in Poland
Polish authorities have arrested a suspected Israeli intelligence agent thought to have played a role in the Dubai assassination of a senior Hamas official, German prosecutors said Saturday.
The move apparently came at the request of Germany, which believes Mossad falsified one of its passports to enter the United Arab Emirates in advance of the alleged assassination of Hamas commander Mahmoud Al-Mabhoul in January.
"He was arrested in Warsaw and is suspected of being involved in illegally obtaining a [German] passport," Agence France-Presse quoted a spokesman for German federal prosecution as saying. "It's now up to the Poles to decide if they are going to hand him over to Germany," the spokesman said.
The announcement confirmed a report to be published Monday in the Berlin-based daily Der Spiegel that the Israeli suspect, Uri Brodsky, was arrested in early June upon arrival at Warsaw's airport on suspicions that he helped a member of the hit squad get a German passport in the summer of 2009.