Israel’s ambassador to Ireland has said he “cannot guarantee” that Irish passports will not be used by the Israeli secret service again, after their previous use in the assassination of a Palestinian militant.
FOREIGN Affairs Minister Micheál Martin will confront Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in Brussels this morning over the use of fake Irish passports by the Mossad agents believed to have murdered Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai.
A Hamas leader assassinated during a visit to Dubai last month exposed himself to attack when he breached security protocol by talking about his trip over the phone and making hotel reservations on the internet, the militant Islamic group said today.
Israel’s ambassador should be summoned to the British Foreign Office to answer allegations of his country’s involvement in the assassination of a Hamas commander by a hit squad using fake British and European passports, a senior MP demanded today.
Dubai police appealed for an international manhunt today after releasing names and photographs of an alleged 11-member hit squad – including three with Irish passports and six with British passports – accused of killing a Hamas commander last month.