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United Arab Emirates - Hamas: Jordan or Egypt Likely Behind Dubai Hit

Published on: March 2, 2010 07:55 AM
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Members of the Islamic Hamas movement stand next to a portrait of the group's assassinated top commander Mahmud al-Mabhuh during a rally to honour the latter in the Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jabalia on February 17, 2010. Mabhuh, a senior commander in the armed wing of the Islamist group, was assassinated last month in Dubai by a professional hit squad of at least 11 people carrying forged European passports, according to Dubai police. Now Hamas says that Egypt Or Jordan are behind the assassination. Photo By Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90Members of the Islamic Hamas movement stand next to a portrait of the group's assassinated top commander Mahmud al-Mabhuh during a rally to honour the latter in the Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jabalia on February 17, 2010. Mabhuh, a senior commander in the armed wing of the Islamist group, was assassinated last month in Dubai by a professional hit squad of at least 11 people carrying forged European passports, according to Dubai police. Now Hamas says that Egypt Or Jordan are behind the assassination. Photo By Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90

United Arab Emirates - Hamas suspects the security forces of an Arab state were behind the assassination of a senior group operative in Dubai earlier this year, the Al-Quds Al-Araby daily reported on Tuesday.

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Mahmoud Nasser, a member of Hamas’ political bureau, told the newspaper that slain commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was likely being tracked by agents from Jordan and Egypt prior to the January 19 killing.

Nasser said he had been given information regarding such efforts to kill Mabhouh, adding that the evidence indicated that the assassination was carried out earlier than the alleged agents had planned.

According to Nasser, Mabhouh was in possession of “dangerous” information seen as dangerous to particular Arab elements seeking to topple Islamist resistance.

Nasser oversees Hamas’ ties with Iran and worked closely with Mabhouh, sometimes referred to as his deputy. Hamas raised these accusations after a prelimary investigation immediately following the murder, and match early suspicions raised by Dubai as well.

The UAE-based The National reported earlier Tuesday that Dubai has asked the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to look into U.S.-issued pre-paid credit cards used by suspects in Mabhouh’s killing.

Citing an FBI source, The National newspaper said the investigation will look into any Israeli involvement in the assassination at a Dubai luxury hotel.

“Thirteen of the 27 suspects used prepaid MasterCards issued by MetaBank, a regional American bank, to purchase plane tickets and book hotel rooms,” the paper said, citing Dubai police.

Police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim said on Monday that Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad had “insulted” Dubai and other countries whose forged passports were used by suspects in the assassination of the Hamas military commander in the emirate.

Tamim also said a 27th member of the team that killed Mabhouh in his hotel room had been identified.

The police chief also said that travelers suspected of being Israeli will not be allowed into the United Arab Emirates even if they arrive with alternative passports.

He did not explain what procedures would be used to identify the Israeli visitors, except that the police will “develop skills” to recognize Israelis by “physical features and the way they speak.”

It was also unclear if the measure would apply to Israeli athletes competing in international sports events in the Emirates and how it could affect Israel’s participation in international meetings here.


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 Mar 02, 2010 at 08:09 AM 5T Resident Says:

Hmmm...interesting move by Hamas. They're either trying to (1) flush Israel out of cover and get them to admit that the Mossad did it or (2) try to shift blame to "moderate" Arab governments that have peace treaties with Israel in an attempt to weaken them with the goal of overthrowing them and installing fundamentalists in their place. I wonder if Dubai is now angry with Hamas for cutting the legs out of Dubai's "Blame Israel" campaign. Interesting.

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 08:06 AM Confused Says:

such idiots, they shoud've kept quiet until they found out who is behind it, the confusion is great now they will be scared of their own shadow's.

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 08:04 AM haha Says:

......So is Isreal of the hook?!

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 09:10 AM Anonymous Says:

So if you profile the isreili. Forbid and prohibit. Prevent and stop them from entering dubai. Then the jordans and egyptians will or will not be able to do more hit jobs.
Can anyone follow the warped statements coming out of the dubai dumbys.
Intelligence agencys are having a field day.
Laughing their way to town.
The un voted against israel because of the hit the world blamed israel all the diplomats were called in.... And it was jordan?

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 09:53 AM Anonymous Says:

I'm a little confused. If Israel didn't do it then why are they being banned from the country?

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 09:55 AM Anonymous Says:

"Tamim also said a 27th member of the team that killed Mabhouh in his hotel room had been identified. " The list grows everyday. They have no clue who what when. They keep ading people to the list. Do you think it takes a team of 27 people to kill this guy?

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 10:04 AM AP Says:

No way was this the work of Mossad. The operation was way to sloppy (i.e. passports traceable to Israeli citizens, in full view of surveilance cameras, credit cards were used etc...) . This was done by some arabic government who hired mercenaries, because they had some bone to pick with this guy, with intentions of framing the Mossad. Almost a picture perfect conspiracy. It is not the Mossad's job to deny their involvement. That's not the way spy agencies work. By denying the it they would have to prove they didn't do it. Proving it would obviously involve divulging top secret tactics and information.

No, I don't work for the Mossad. It's all common sense. Use your noodles.

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 10:06 AM Anonymous Says:

Barring anyone with Israeli citizenship is actually a problem, as Dubai is a major business center. I'm a dual American and Israeli citizen, and need to travel to Dubai at times for conferences and meetings, and this could be an issue for me.

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 10:22 AM Anonymous Says:

what a joke...and purim has been extended!

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 10:50 AM Anonymous Says:

So its ok for UAE to ban an entire nation from entering their country. I guess if Israel was to do the same, the UN would've definitely been all over this.

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 11:16 AM Interesting... Says:

interesting that this news is only on israeli and american frum website... and twitter. No major news websites have anything about this.

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 11:40 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
AP Says:

No way was this the work of Mossad. The operation was way to sloppy (i.e. passports traceable to Israeli citizens, in full view of surveilance cameras, credit cards were used etc...) . This was done by some arabic government who hired mercenaries, because they had some bone to pick with this guy, with intentions of framing the Mossad. Almost a picture perfect conspiracy. It is not the Mossad's job to deny their involvement. That's not the way spy agencies work. By denying the it they would have to prove they didn't do it. Proving it would obviously involve divulging top secret tactics and information.

No, I don't work for the Mossad. It's all common sense. Use your noodles.

I have to agree with you. No way could the Mossad be this sloppy. Maybe they farmed the job out. If Mossad would have been this careless, they would have been disbanded decades ago. And why would Mossad need 27 people to kill one guy?

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 12:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
Interesting... Says:

interesting that this news is only on israeli and american frum website... and twitter. No major news websites have anything about this.

Except for, eh, Reuters, where this was picked up from.

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 12:31 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
AP Says:

No way was this the work of Mossad. The operation was way to sloppy (i.e. passports traceable to Israeli citizens, in full view of surveilance cameras, credit cards were used etc...) . This was done by some arabic government who hired mercenaries, because they had some bone to pick with this guy, with intentions of framing the Mossad. Almost a picture perfect conspiracy. It is not the Mossad's job to deny their involvement. That's not the way spy agencies work. By denying the it they would have to prove they didn't do it. Proving it would obviously involve divulging top secret tactics and information.

No, I don't work for the Mossad. It's all common sense. Use your noodles.

Oh, until that last line, I assumed that with such a brilliant insight, you must work for the Mossad.

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 03:05 PM Lawyer Says:

So if this turns out to be true, will the Foreign Ministers of Jordan and Egypt be summoned to the UK, Australia and German like the Israeli FM was?

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 08:17 PM Jason Bourne SAYS: Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

"Tamim also said a 27th member of the team that killed Mabhouh in his hotel room had been identified. " The list grows everyday. They have no clue who what when. They keep ading people to the list. Do you think it takes a team of 27 people to kill this guy?

Sheik Maktoum is next.
After all we already have the Phony B/L covering Iranian weapons shipments.
We already have the wire transfer information as payment to Iranians.
We also have the laptop that shows how the royals are paying off the Hmas/Hezbollah Axis.
If I was him I would be afraid --Very Afraid

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