Dubai will not request the extradition of a suspected Mossad spy who might have played a role in the Mabhouh assassination in January, Dubai’s police chief, Lt.-Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim, said on Sunday according to a report cited by Channel 10.
"The suspect committed his crime in Germany, so it is natural that he would be prosecuted there. What is important is that he is punished, not which country punishes him," commented Tamim.
A spokesman for the federal public prosecutor told The Jerusalem Post on Saturday that Poland had arrested an intelligence officer involved in the assassination of senior Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai. According to the spokesman, Germany’s top prosecutor has issued an extradition order to Polish officials because the alleged spy provided “false information” to obtain a German passport in Cologne, which was reportedly used to travel to Dubai in January.
The man, using the name Uri Brodsky, is suspected of working for the Mossad in Germany and helping to issue a fake German passport to a member of the Mossad hit squad that allegedly killed Mabhouh in January, a spokesman for the German federal prosecutor’s office told the Associated Press.
Beyond confirming that an Israeli citizen had been arrested at the beginning of the month in Warsaw, and that he had requested consular assistance, the Foreign Ministry refused to say anything else about the matter Saturday night, including whether Israel was trying to stop Brodsky’s extradition to Germany.
WHY WOULDN'T DUBAI WANT THE MOSSAD AGENT TRIED THERE - ASSUMING HE REALLY WAS PART OF THE ASSASSINATION TEAM?
COULD IT BE BECAUSE THEY WERE INVOLVED IN THE HIT? OR ONE OF THEIR ARAB ALLIES?
DON'T STAY TUNED - CUZ I DON'T THINK WE'RE EVER GONNA FIND OUT.
(MAYBE YOU DISAGREE - AND CAN EXPLAIN THIS TO ME IN THE COMMENTS.)