Israel Against Extradition of Mossad Agent to Germany


Israel is urging Poland not to extradite to Germany a suspected Mossad agent arrested at Warsaw airport on June 4 on suspicion of being involved in the assassination of a leading figure of Hamas in Dubai in January.

The Aftermath of the Dubai Assassination

Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh (ringed), is shown arriving at his hotel in this CCTV handout… Expand
Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh (ringed), is shown arriving at his hotel in this CCTV handout from Dubai police February 15, 2010. Israel is urging Poland not to extradite to Germany a suspected Mossad agent arrested at Warsaw airport on June 4 on suspicion of being involved in the assassination of a leading figure of Hamas in Dubai in January. Collapse

(Dubai Police/Reuters)

The man was arrested by Polish border guards at the airport as he was trying to enter the country. He is wanted by German authorities for allegedly helping to obtain a German passport used by one of the members of the hit team that killed Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a founder of the military arm of the Islamist Hamas movement, in a Dubai hotel on January 19.

Germany has applied for the man to be extradited to Germany but members of the Israeli cabinet say he should be repatriated to Israel instead.

“Israel must resist the extradition of one of its citizens to a third country and use all means to make sure that he returns to his home country,” said Transport Minister Israel Katz, a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov said Israel had a functioning legal system and was perfectly able to check the accusations against the man itself. “I’d like to remind people that Poland is not part of Germany and takes its decisions completely independently,” said Misezhnikov, a member of the ultranationalist party “Israel is Our Home.”

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