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  • Palestinian Authority Fatah Terrorists Murder Israeli Policemen

    06/15/2010 4:39:25 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 6 replies · 150+ views
    Terrorist gunmen belonging to Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the official "military wing" of Fatah, ambushed Israeli police officers as they were driving along a road from Hevron.From CBN:"Two officers, one in critical and one in serious condition, were airlifted to Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital and Soroka Hospital in Beersheva." "Command Sgt. Maj. Yehoshua Sofer, 39, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital." "Both officers were shot in the chest, according to Magen David Adom paramedics at the scene of the attack. A third officer sustained less serious gunshot wounds and a fourth was lightly injured by shrapnel.""The al-Aksa Martyrs' Brigades, the "armed wing" of the Palestinian...
  • Fatah/PA TV Nazi-Like Sermon: "Fight The Jews & Kill Them -- They Are Enemies Of Humanity & Allah"

    06/03/2010 7:59:19 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 12 replies · 245+ views
    zoa ^ | 02, 2010
    Fatah/PA TV Nazi-Like Sermon: "Fight The Jews & Kill Them -- They Are Enemies Of Humanity & Allah" February 3, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “This horrifying and obscene sermon, broadcast on PA TV, shows that Nazi-like venom of uncontrolled Jew-hatred remains the reality within Mahmoud Abbas and Salaam Fayyad’s PA. “Every Jew and decent person must take this Nazi-like proclamation to kill every Jew with absolute seriousness. Jews have paid a monstrous price for ignoring these types of threats throughout our history. We dare not do so now. http://www.zoa.org/sitedocuments/pressrelease_view.asp?pressreleaseID=1809
  • The Palestinians’ Dirty War

    04/19/2010 12:03:18 PM PDT · by cricket · 9 replies · 390+ views
    Hudson New York ^ | April 13, 2010 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Were it not for Israel’s presence between the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Fatah and Hamas would most likely be dispatching suicide bombers and rockets at each other. And they would perhaps still be throwing each other’s supporters from the fifteenth and sixteenth floors of tall buildings had not Israel, in the summer of 2007, helped Fatah members and their families run away from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank. This is not a conflict over which side will bring democracy and good government to the Palestinians so much as it is a power struggle over money and power....
  • PMW: Abbas Promotes Murderer of three Americans to Maj. General...

    03/29/2010 4:29:46 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 1 replies · 177+ views
    You're going to have to ask yourself why you haven't heard the Obama administration condemn Abbas' promotion of a convicted terroist sitting in an Israeli prison to the rank of general. A Jew wants to build a home in Jerusalem and all hell breaks loose, while the Arabs promote terrorism at every turn.
  • Fatah: Virgin Mary Was Palestinian

    03/26/2010 10:04:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 778+ views
    Palestinian Media Watch reports that in its official statement in honor of International Women's Day, the Fatah movement listed a group of "Palestinian" women of whom it is proud: Martyrs, fighters, prisoners and the Virgin Mary. "If we are proud of the holiness of our land, then we are proud and pride ourselves that the first and most important holy woman among the nations and peoples is from the holy land: The Virgin Mary - the woman of love and peace - is of the nation of Palestine, whose roots are grounded in the depths of history. Our movement takes...
  • Dubai Seeks Netanyahu's Arrest Over Killing Of Hamas Man

    03/03/2010 4:56:24 AM PST · by edpc · 15 replies · 489+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 3 Mar 2010 | Reuters
    Dubai's police chief plans to seek the arrest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of the Mossad over the killing of a Hamas leader in the emirate, Al Jazeera television reported on Wednesday. Dahi Khalfan Tamim "said he would ask the Dubai prosecutor to issue arrest warrants for ... Netanyahu and the head of Mossad," the television said. It did not give details. Tamim has said he is "almost certain" Israeli agents were involved in the killing of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh at a Dubai hotel in January, calling for Mossad's boss, Meir Dagan, to be arrested if...
  • Dubai police chief says to seek Netanyahu arrest

    03/02/2010 3:21:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 540+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 2, 2010
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's police chief plans to seek the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of Israel's spy agency over the killing of a Hamas leader in the emirate, Al Jazeera television reported. Dahi Khalfan Tamim "said he would ask the Dubai prosecutor to issue arrest warrants for ... Netanyahu and the head of Mossad," the television said. It did not give details. Tamim has said he is "almost certain" Israeli agents were involved in the killing of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh at a Dubai hotel in January, calling for Mossad's boss, Meir Dagan, to...
  • Europe Wary Following Trail Of Dubai Killers

    02/27/2010 9:32:54 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 15 replies · 523+ views
    CBS News Mobile Edition ^ | February 27, 2010 | Deborah Seward
    GENEVA (AP) - A killer - or killers - may be on the loose in Europe after a Hamas operative was slain last month in Dubai. European nations, however, seem to be in no rush to find him, her or them. The spotlight is falling on those countries where police say the alleged assassins' trails begin and end: Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Authorities there have either declined to say whether they are investigating, or told The Associated Press they have no reason to hunt down the 26 suspects implicated in the Jan. 19 killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh....
  • Israelis rush to join Mossad after Mahmoud al-Mabhouh killing

    02/27/2010 1:56:05 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 22 replies · 820+ views
    The Times ^ | 2/27/2010 | Sheera Frenkel, Jerusalem
    Would you be prepared to cross-dress? And kill a guest in an adjacent hotel room? If the answer to these questions is a resounding “yes”, and you can also act, enjoy luxury international travel with a twist and can carry off a convincing Irish or Australian accent, then the job could be yours. The Israeli spy agency Mossad may be the target of international reproach since it allegedly killed the Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel this month, but at home emerging details of the operation have generated Mossad mania. It has never been more popular in Israel,...
  • Death in Dubai [Singling out one nation for condemnation is a tragedy ]

    02/27/2010 3:56:32 AM PST · by Clive · 12 replies · 434+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2010-02-27 | Michael Coren
    Da boy in Dubai. Or, more accurately, da dead boy in Dubai. Da boy is Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a leading Hamas operative who habitually boasted of killing two Israeli soldiers and was renowned as an arms supplier for various Palestinian groups in Gaza. He who lives by the Kalashnikov tends to die by the Kalashnikov. It’s a tragedy that violence still occurs in the world, but it would be equally tragic if we singled out one nation for condemnation. There is a very good chance that some branch of Israeli intelligence killed the man. The Mossad is often mentioned, but historically...
  • Assassination Works; Keep It Up

    02/26/2010 6:42:25 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 690+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2010 | Editorial staff
    Israel is facing uncomfortable questions regarding senior Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was found dead in a Dubai hotel room on Jan. 20. Dubai police say al-Mabhouh was assassinated, but in his chosen profession, his fate really was the result of workplace-related injuries. Dubai has named 26 suspects in the case, and has evidence including credit card records, flight itineraries and closed-circuit television footage supposedly showing the accused assassins stalking their quarry. Much of the furor over the case has arisen over the apparent fraudulent use of British, Irish, French, German, Australian and other passports. The British government said...
  • Dubai: We have DNA, Fingerprints

    02/26/2010 3:24:29 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 27 replies · 695+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | February 26, 2010 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Authorities in Dubai have found DNA  traces of one of the suspects in killing senior Hamas terrorist Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in January, as well as finger prints of several members of the suspected hit squad, Dubai Police Chief Lt. General Dahi Khalfan Tamim told the Al-Arabiya television network on Friday. Earlier Friday, Khalfan announced that Dubai intends to seek the establishment of an international team to investigate Mabhouh's death. Such a team could bring to the arrest of 26 suspects identified so far, against whom police in Dubai have “clear cut evidence,” he explained.In an interview with Al-Bayan, a newspaper published...
  • Mossad Sees Soaring Popularity (help wanted; job openings)

    02/26/2010 5:59:28 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 14 replies · 381+ views
    Ynet News ^ | February 26, 2010 | Itamar Eichner
    Global media reports about Israeli secret service's involvement in Dubai assassination create unprecedented hype, increasing applications for jobs within spy agency........ The Mossad website has become extremely popular in recent weeks, particularly its job openings page, through which one can apply for a position with the agency. Global media reports on Mossad's alleged involvement in the assassination of the Hamas commander has led to a soaring number of civilian applicants who wish to join the secret service.The agency, which did not post any new job openings for over six months, posted a statement on February 12 "almost a month after...
  • Intelligence Experts Impressed by 'Flawless' Dubai Assassination

    02/26/2010 7:06:09 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 27 replies · 1,373+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | February 26, 2010 | William Maclean
    Suspected Israeli assassins have inadvertently given the world an unusual master class in clandestine killing in broadcast surveillance video of them going about their murderous trade. There is cold-eyed admiration in the intelligence community for a near flawless "hit" by the nondescript group of travellers who executed a Hamas commander undetected within hours of his arrival in Dubai thanks to strong teamwork and preparation......."They got in, killed the guy and disappeared, without leaving proof of who they were," said Robert Ayers, a former U.S. intelligence officer."It doesn't get any better than that."Israel has not denied or confirmed it played any...
  • Dubai Killing Shines Unwelcome Spotlight on Mossad

    02/26/2010 5:39:13 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 2 replies · 228+ views
    BBC News ^ | February 26, 2010 | David Gritten
    .....Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer who is now a senior fellow at the Washington-based Brookings Institution, says Wednesday's revelations did not change his opinion that Israel was behind the assassination.......Mr Riedel says it would have been highly unusual for the hit squad to have visited Dubai using the stolen identities last year just for reconnaissance, as the police claim, and that this may have been an attempt to eliminate the Hamas leader that had failed. He also doubted that all of the suspects had been in the Gulf just for one mission."What the Dubai authorities are uncovering now is...
  • Woman power in Dubai (Young, Pretty and Dangerous – Are Women Real Heroes of Dubai Assassination?)

    02/25/2010 11:43:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 1,974+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 02.25.10 | Ronen Bergman
    Women behind enemy lines: Ivy Brinton whose hair turned blonde during the operation; the mysterious Anna Clasby who wore a wide-brimmed hat and disappeared from the hotel a few hours before the assassination; Gail Folliard whose hair looked like a wig right from the start – are these the real heroes of the Dubai operation to assassinate senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Mabhouh? The pictures of the six women who appear on Dubai police's list of assassins stand out particularly in light of the masculine image of espionage. They are all young – between 24 and 31, according to the passports...
  • Australia calls in Israel envoy over forged passports in Dubai hit

    02/24/2010 4:21:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 362+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 02/24/2010
    The Canberra government has called in Israel's ambassador after three Australians were named as suspects in the assassination of a Hamas official at a Dubai hotel last month, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Thursday. "We will not be silent on this matter. It is a matter of deep concern. It really goes to the integrity and fabric of the use of state documents, which passports are, for other purposes," Rudd told Australian radio. The three using Australian passports have been identified as Daniel Bruce, Nicole Sandra McCabe and Adam Korman. The other new suspects also include Daniel Marc Schnur,...
  • Video Killer Thriller In Dubai

    02/25/2010 7:42:14 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 12 replies · 609+ views
    Forbes ^ | 02.25.10 | Claudia Rosett
    The UAE has video of likely assassins. Where's the rest of its film collection? Rarely has Big Brother been so generous with his video clips. Last week Dubai authorities released surveillance camera footage of 11 suspects wanted for the assassination of a top Hamas terrorist, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, found dead in his room on Jan. 20 in a Dubai luxury hotel. Spliced together and embellished by the Dubai police with helpful captions and red circles to highlight the suspects, it's an enthralling show. If a picture is worth a thousand words, video is the lingua franca of the modern world. At...
  • ID thefts link innocent Australians to alleged murder plot by Mossad agents

    02/25/2010 5:14:31 AM PST · by myknowledge · 24 replies · 429+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | February 26, 2010 | Mark Dunn and Elissa Doherty
    THREE Australians whose identities were stolen by a death squad in order to kill a Palestinian militant are now fearing for their lives. The three - Nicole McCabe, Adam Korman and Joshua Bruce, all from Melbourne - now live in Israel. Their passports were copied - allegedly by the Israeli secret service Mossad - to help an assassination team of 26 carry out the killing of Hamas figurehead Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai on January 20.
  • Israel's Right To Self-Defense-Dubai hit exposes failure of international law to fight terror

    02/25/2010 4:30:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies · 285+ views
    Wall St. Journal/IMRA ^ | 2-25-10 | GERALD M. STEINBERG
    Israel's Right To Self-Defense The Dubai hit exposes the failure of international law to fight jihadi terror, forcing the Jewish state to act independently. By GERALD M. STEINBERG Jerusalem WSJ OPINION EUROPE FEBRUARY 23, 2010, 4:24 P.M. ET http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052748704188104575082963861523260-lMyQjAxMTAwMDIwMzEyNDMyWj.html The headlines and video images allegedly showing Israeli spies in Dubai are titillating, but they mask the serious issues involved in the death of Hamas terrorist Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. Along with predictable European hand-wringing over forged passports, this case is the latest example of the failure of the international legal system and the United Nations to provide a remedy to mass terror....
  • Eleven-Man Team Assassinates Hamas Commander (Updated)

    02/18/2010 12:23:10 PM PST · by AJKauf · 45 replies · 2,602+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Feb. 18 | Annie Jacobsen
    Last month, on the night of January 19, Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh arrived in Dubai, oddly without his bodyguards. He checked into the five-star Al-Bustan Rotana Hotel. He was allegedly on a weapons-buying trip. A little after midnight that same night, eleven European tourists arrived at the Dubai airport carrying tennis rackets and various kinds of sporting equipment, apparently on vacation. Images of the group were captured on CCTV cameras at the airport. The following afternoon, one of the eleven European tourists checked into the Al-Bustan Rotana Hotel, specifically into room 237 located directly across the hall from where...
  • 15 new suspects in Dubai murder plot

    02/24/2010 5:19:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 58 replies · 948+ views
    CNN ^ | 2-24-10
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) -- There are 15 new suspects in the January death of a Hamas leader at a Dubai hotel, police said Wednesday. The new suspects bring to 26 the total of people suspected of having been involved in Mahmoud al-Mabhouh's death, according to authorities. Police previously had released a list of 11 suspects in the case. Among the new suspects are six more people who allegedly used British passports in the commission of the crime, four others using Irish passports, two other French passport holders and three people, including a woman, traveling on Australian passports, police...
  • False accusations against Israel

    02/22/2010 3:03:33 PM PST · by Track9 · 58 replies · 618+ views
    JPost ^ | 22/02/2010 16:51 | HERB KEINON AND ASSOCIATED PRESS
    On sidelines of EU meeting, FM cites insufficient evidence in Dubai case. Talkbacks (46) Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman met on Monday afternoon with Irish Foreign Minister Michael Martin to discuss the implications of the reported Dubai spy case. Meeting with a number of his European colleagues on the sidelines of a conference of the EU foreign ministers in Brussels, Lieberman told his Irish colleague that there is no evidence indicating Israeli involvement in the assassination of Hamas terror chief Mahmoud al-Mabhouh last month. He added that were someone to present information beyond what is in the newspapers, Israel would relate...
  • 'Britain knew about Mossad hit'-UK denies report MI6 was told about use of UK passports

    02/19/2010 5:33:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 459+ views
    UK denies report MI6 was told about use of UK passports before Mabhouh's death. The British MI6 intelligence agency was tipped off by Mossad that Israeli agents were going to carry out an 'overseas operation' using fake UK passports, the Daily Mail reported Friday morning. The report came several hours after a 20-minute meeting in London between Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor and a senior British diplomat on Thursday, over the fake British passports apparently used in the assassination of Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai. According to the UK newspaper, a British security source quoted a Mossad agent as...
  • EU to issue passport warning in wake of Dubai hit

    02/21/2010 8:20:43 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 6 replies · 571+ views
    haaretz.com ^ | February 22, 2010 | Avi Issacharoff and Barak Ravid
    The European Union is expected to issue a statement today condemning the use of European passports - some of them forged - during the assassination of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai last month. According to a senior European diplomatic source, the statement will not directly cite Israel, nor is it expected to link Israel with the assassination or the forging of passports. The diplomat said EU ambassadors had been summoned for consultations by Foreign Ministry officials in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. During the meeting, Abu Dhabi officials requested that EU foreign ministers, who will...
  • Was the Assassination of al-Mabhouh a Frame-Up?

    02/22/2010 11:10:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 649+ views
    National Review ^ | 2/18/10 | David Pryce-Jones
    Was the Assassination of al-Mabhouh a Frame-Up? The assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai poses a whole lot of riddles, as these things usually do. Al-Mabhouh was basically an arms' dealer, that is to say, in an unlovely profession. He was a senior Hamas member, that is to say, a terrorist in unlovely company. He seems to have been in Dubai on his way to conclude a deal with Iran for arms destined to be smuggled into Gaza on behalf of Hamas. That certainly gave Israel an inducement to take him out. In addition, he is accused of being responsible...
  • To Kill a Terrorist

    02/22/2010 4:16:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies · 331+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 22, 2010 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    I don’t know whether Israel did or did not assassinate the leader of the Hamas military wing, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. But assuming for argument’s sake that the Mossad made the hit, did it have the right to engage in this “extrajudicial assassination?” Not all extrajudicial killings are unlawful. Every soldier who kills an enemy combatant engages in an extrajudicial killing, as does every policeman who shoots a fleeing felon. There are several complex legal questions involved in assessing these situations. First, was the person who was killed a combatant, in relation to those killed him? If Israel killed Mabhouh, there can...
  • Dubai hit squad may have used diplomatic passports

    02/21/2010 11:31:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies · 601+ views
    Times Online ^ | 2-21-10
    Dubai Ruler's Media Office The hit squad that killed a senior Hamas official in Dubai may have entered the country using diplomatic passports, senior officials in the Emirates said yesterday, calling on Britain and other European countries whose passports were forged to launch a full-scale inquiry. “There is still information that Dubai police will not make public for the moment, especially regarding diplomatic passports” used by some of the 11-strong hit team, who used British, Irish, German and French documents to enter the emirate last month, said Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai’s police chief. “The United Arab Emirates is...
  • The Fatah fairy tale

    02/21/2010 10:15:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 202+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-21-10 | CAROLINE GLICK
    Israel's is the only government that can force the rest of the world to recognize that Abbas is not an ally. Fahmi Shabaneh is an odd candidate for dissident status. Shabaneh is a Jerusalemite who joined the Palestinian Authority’s General Intelligence Service in 1994. Working for PA head Mahmoud Abbas and GIS commander Tawfik Tirawi, Shabaneh was tasked with investigating Arab Jerusalemites suspected of selling land to Jews. Such sales are a capital offense in the PA. Since 1994 scores of Arabs have been the victims of extrajudicial executions after having been fingered by the likes of Shabaneh. A few...
  • Passport ‘rage’

    02/19/2010 5:34:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 680+ views
    The pigheaded refusal to acknowledge that sometimes the ends justify the means reflects Europe's moral impoverishment. Dahu Khalfan Tamim now has a world-class reputation for detective work. The head of the Dubai police swiftly determined that Hamas’s Mahmoud Mabhouh did not die of natural causes at the five-star Bustan Rotana Hotel on Jan. 20. He was assassinated. Let’s for the sake of argument grant that Israel did away with Mabhouh; that he was not killed by Iran or over some intra-Palestinian dispute, and that clues pointing to Israeli culpability are genuine. Mabhouh certainly deserved to be assassinated by Israel. Hamas...
  • WHY CAN'T THIS COUNTRY FOLLOW ISRAEL'S LEAD?

    02/19/2010 8:07:27 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 17 replies · 634+ views
    EXCUSE me for not sending flowers to the funeral of the terrorist the Israelis bumped off in Dubai. Unlike the bleeding hearts in the liberal media I’m not shedding any tears. As military chief of terrorist group Hamas, Mahmoud al Mabhouh had the blood of many Israeli soldiers and civilians on his hands. He was in charge of smuggling rockets and grenades into the Gaza Strip so his murderous gangs could lob them into Israel. He could hardly complain when a hit squad from Mossad, the Israeli security service, brought his life to a swift end. To say he had...
  • Credit cards implicate Mossad in Dubai hit: report

    02/21/2010 9:03:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies · 841+ views
    rueters ^ | 2/21/10 | reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - New evidence incriminating Israel's spy agency in the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai includes credit card payments and phone calls made by suspects, an Arabic-language daily reported on Saturday. Police have already said the 11 suspects used forged passports in the names of innocent individuals of several European nationalities. "Dubai police have information confirming that the suspects purchased travel tickets from companies in other countries with credit cards carrying the same names we have publicized (in the passports)," Al Bayan daily on Saturday quoted Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim as saying. It did not...
  • Israel and the Dubai Murder Mystery

    02/20/2010 4:02:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 823+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 19, 2010
    <p>The circumstantial evidence all points to the Mossad, and the result is a diplomatic nightmare for the Jewish state.</p> <p>Israelis woke up Wednesday morning to pictures of 11 individuals plastered on the front page of every newspaper. The familiar guessing game began immediately: Don't I know him? Didn't we serve in the same army unit? Isn't that guy my geeky neighbor, the one who says he's an accountant? An acquaintance of mine swore she had dated one of the men. "He behaved exactly like you'd expect a killer to behave," she said.</p>
  • Officials: 5 Irish passports tied to Dubai killing

    02/21/2010 6:46:54 AM PST · by shove_it · 12 replies · 510+ views
    Yahoo! (AP) ^ | 21 Feb 10 | BRIAN MURPHY
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Emirati officials say at least two more fraudulent Irish passports have been linked to the alleged hit squad accused of killing a Hamas commander in Dubai. They also say some of the 18 suspects visited the Gulf city for a reconnaissance mission at least once before the Jan. 19 killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in his Dubai hotel room. The officials, who are close to the investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because they were not authorized to speak to the media. The latest allegations mean the list of fraudulently obtained passports tied to the...
  • Report: Netanyahu Authorized Assassination Of Hamas Man

    02/21/2010 3:52:49 AM PST · by Strategy · 81 replies · 2,177+ views
    Israel Today ^ | February 21, 2010
    According to an unnamed source cited by London's Sunday Times, Israel was in fact behind last months assassination of a top Hamas operative in Dubai, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu personally authorized the hit. The Israeli source told the newspaper that Netanyahu visited Mossad headquarters in early January and was told of a plan to take out Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh shortly after he checked into his hotel in Dubai. According to the report, Netanyahu wished the best of luck to Mossad chief Meir Dagan and several of the agents who were to take part in the hit.
  • Hit squad electrocuted Hamas leader with lamp to make death look like an accident

    02/20/2010 6:55:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 1,492+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Feb. 21, 2010 | Daniel Boffey
    The hit squad behind the assassination of a Hamas commander in a Dubai hotel tried to make his death look like an accident by electrocuting him with a bedside lamp. Police sources said the killers, who used fake British passports, tried to ‘induce the effects of a heart attack’ before smothering Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh with a pillow in his room. It is understood that the lamp was taken apart and the wiring attached to a device that pulsed electricity into his body. An electric shock can make the heart muscles go into spasm, just as they would if a victim suffered...
  • Report: German passport tied to Dubai hit wasn`t forged

    02/20/2010 6:08:56 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 14 replies · 755+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 20 Feb 2010 | By Yossi Melman
    German intelligence services investigating the assassination of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai have found that one of the suspected members of the assassination team carried a genuine German passport, according to reports Saturday in German media outlets, including Der Speigel. According to the findings of German federal investigators, in June 2008 an Israeli man named Michael Bodenheimer - who shares the name of an Israeli whose identity was used in the Dubai operation - came to immigration officials in Cologne with the pre-World War II address of his grandparents. Bodenheimer acquired German citizenship on the basis of this data....
  • Did Palestinian Spotters Help Israel Assassinate Mahmoud al Mabhouh?

    02/19/2010 9:49:38 PM PST · by Texas Peartree · 11 replies · 396+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | February 19, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    Evidence is mounting in Dubai that Israel assassinated Hamas terrorist Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. That is not so surprising. What is surprising is that the operation was helped by Fatah members. Who says that the Israelis and Palestinians cannot work together? it is fair to say that no "national liberation movement" thoroughly infiltrated by their enemy has ever been successful, and the Palestinian Authority will be no exception. However, the corrupt Fatah thugocracy in the West Bank (as opposed to the death-worshipers of Hamas who run the Gaza Strip) is about to turn that wisdom on its head. You see, for Fatah...
  • Hamas: Assassinated Operative Put Himself At Risk

    02/20/2010 1:12:12 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 5 replies · 282+ views
    CBSnews.com ^ | February 20, 2010 | Dalia Nammari
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas legislator Salah Bardawil said al-Mabhouh unwittingly led his attackers to him by openly planning his travels - a move that would make him easily traceable if he were already under surveillance. "Al-Mabhouh called his family by phone before he traveled to Dubai and told them of his plan to stay in a specific hotel, and he....
  • Ex-Fatah members 'may have led Mossad assassins to their victim'

    02/19/2010 5:57:36 PM PST · by ricks_place · 16 replies · 588+ views
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article7034183.ece ^ | 2/20/10 | Sheera Frenkel, Catherine Philp, and Sean O'Neill
    Two Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel could provide the first concrete evidence linking Tel Aviv to the assassination of a senior Hamas leader. The killing has prompted an international row over the theft of identities from European citizens to provide false passports for the assassins during their mission to kill Mahmoud alMabhouh at his Dubai hotel. Britain, France, Germany and Ireland have all demanded an account of Israel’s role in the fraud, believed to be the work of the Mossad spy agency. The Dubai operation would be the first time that it had been revealed to have used the...
  • Was Israeli 'Dagger' Unit Behind Hamas Hit?

    02/19/2010 2:51:40 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 20 replies · 627+ views
    ABCnews.com ^ | February 19, 2010 | ABC news staff
    ABCNews -- .....One Israeli columnist and authority on Israel's intelligence organizations says that all of Mossad's foreign operations similar to the one it is accused of in Dubai are carried out by a special unit called Kidon, Hebrew for dagger. The unit consists of a few dozen men and women who receive rigorous and specialized training including unarmed combat, weapons training, high-speed driving of both cars and motorcycles, and the field craft of trailing suspects without detection. Kidon operatives only work on short contracts of a few years because the work is so stressful. The agents regularly undergo extensive psychological...
  • Hamas man arrested in Dubai killing

    02/19/2010 9:07:20 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 8 replies · 479+ views
    THE JERUSALEM POST, mobile edition ^ | February 18, 2010 | JPost.com Staff
    Nahro Massoud, a Hamas official who was released from an Egyptian prison in 2007 to the chagrin of the Palestinian Authority, was arrested in Syria in connection with the assassination of fellow Hamas terror chief Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, the British Guardian newspaper reported overnight Wednesday. According to the report, Palestinian sources confirmed that Massoud was being detained and questioned in Syria. Allegations of his arrest and detention have been denied by Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, the paper added. He was quoted in the report assaying, "It is not correct at all." The PA in past years accused Massoud of being behind...
  • Israeli Official Ridicules Dubai's Demand for Arrest of Mossad Chief

    02/18/2010 12:15:14 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 35 replies · 952+ views
    ABCnews:Mobile ^ | February 17, 2010 | ABC news staff
    Interpol has issued wanted notices for 11 suspects in the murder of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, but Dubai's police chief has asked that Interpol also call for the arrest of the head of Israel's spy agency. Dahi Khalfan Tamin told Dubai TV he had asked the international police agency to issue one of its "red notices" for the head of Mossad, "in case Mossad is believed to be behind the crime, which is likely now." A senior Israeli official who wished to remain anonymous told ABC News that if Dubai asks for the arrest of Mossad chief Meir Dagan, "They...
  • A Dubai Victory

    02/18/2010 10:29:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 835+ views
    commentary ^ | 2/18/10 | Noah Pollak
    It’s fascinating to watch the world try to turn the Dubai assassination into a debacle for Israel — all because the team members were captured on CCTV and the British and Irish authorities are making a momentary stink about the use of forged British and Irish passports. You, the reader of this post, will be captured on CCTV a dozen times today simply going about your business. The people calling the operation “sloppy” and a “debacle” seem to actually believe that the Mossad is unaware that there are video cameras in airports and hotels today, or that the passport photos...
  • The powerful, shadowy Mossad chief Meir Dagan is a ‘streetfighter’

    02/18/2010 10:35:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 843+ views
    Timesonline ^ | 2/18/10 | Sheera Frenkel
    The brazen assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh has thrown the spotlight on one of Israel’s most powerful but shadowy figures, Meir Dagan, the current Mossad chief, who yesterday faced calls for his resignation. There is a piece of folklore often repeated about him: when he was appointed in 2002, Ariel Sharon, then the Prime Minister, ordered him to run the Israeli spy agency “with a knife between its teeth”. Eight years on, Mr Dagan appears to have followed his orders to the letter. The killing in Dubai of one of the top men in Hamas is only the most recent in...
  • Arrest Head of Mossad, Dubai Police Chief Says

    02/18/2010 10:55:24 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies · 777+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Feb 2010 | Gordon Rayner and Martin Evans
    An international arrest warrant for the head of Mossad should be issued following the assassination of a Hamas militant in Dubai, the emirate's police chief has said. Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim directly accused Israel's Mossad intelligence agency of orchestrating the hit on Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. He said Interpol should now seek out those those responsible and called for "a red notice against the head of Mossad" to be issued. He said: "Our investigations reveal that Mossad is involved in the murder of (Mahmoud) al-Mabhouh. It is 99 percent, if not 100 percent, that Mossad is standing behind the...
  • British threat to Israel over Dubai Hamas assassination

    02/18/2010 10:19:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies · 740+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 2/18/10 | Gordon Rayner, Con Coughlin and Duncan Gardham
    Britain will consider severing its intelligence-sharing agreement with Israel if Mossad agents are proved to have stolen the identities of British passport holders, The Daily Telegraph has learnt. Ministers are understood to be furious that an alleged hit squad which murdered a Hamas leader in Dubai last month cloned the passports of six unsuspecting Britons, who are now living in fear of reprisals. Israel, which has not denied involvement in the murder, had previously promised that Mossad, its secret intelligence service, would never use British passports to help its agents carry out covert operations.
  • France demands Israel explain Dubai passport affair

    02/18/2010 10:16:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 564+ views
    reuters ^ | 2/18/10 | rueters
    PARIS (Reuters) - France demanded on Thursday that Israel explain how a forged French passport came to be used by assassins suspected of killing a Hamas commander in Dubai last month. The case has already caused diplomatic friction between Israel and European allies, with Britain urging Israel to cooperate with efforts to clear up the apparent use of faked British passports. "We are asking for explanations from Israel's embassy in France over the circumstances of the use of a fake French passport in the assassination of a Hamas member in Dubai," the Foreign Ministry said in an electronic news briefing....
  • Dubai assassination - police hunt six new suspects (up to 17 now)

    02/17/2010 4:25:48 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 17 replies · 925+ views
    TimesOnline.co.uk ^ | 02/17/10 | Hugh Tomlinson and Jenny Booth
    Dubai has widened its search for the killers of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, it emerged today, with officials confirming that at least six of the Hamas commander’s assassins remain unaccounted for. Police in Dubai have issued international arrest warrants for 11 suspects in the case, but now believe the team behind the murder numbered at least 17. The six unknown killers include a second woman who was part of the final surveillance team in the lobby of al-Mabhouh’s Dubai hotel as the murder took place on the evening of January 19. The woman arrived at the hotel at 18.41 dressed as a...
  • Interpol releases 'wanted' notices for Israeli secret agents

    02/18/2010 7:59:27 AM PST · by Dementio · 21 replies · 805+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-18-2010 | Paul Lewis
    Official "wanted" notices were released today for a suspected team of Israeli secret agents accused of participating in the assassination of a Palestinian militant. The faces of an 11-strong alleged hit squad appeared on the Interpol website this morning, 48 hours after authorities in the United Arab Emirates issued arrest warrants for the killing last month of the Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. Their offences are listed as "crimes against life and health". The group stands accused of entering the emirate state using forged or stolen European identities, murdering the militant in his hotel and then fleeing the country on 19...