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Dubai Slaying Suspect Arrested in Canada

Dubai Slaying Suspect Arrested in Canada

(JTA) — A suspect in the assassination of a Hamas official in Dubai reportedly was arrested in Canada.

The suspect in the January murder of senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a hotel room was not named, nor was any other information given to Dubai police, Reuters reported Tuesday.

A Canadian official will come to Dubai to debrief Police Chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim, who is heading the investigation, according to the news service.

Dubai police investigations have pointed to the involvement of 33 conspirators in the slaying. Israel’s Mossad spy agency is widely believed to have been behind the killing. The suspects were placed on Interpol’s Most Wanted list.

Israel has neither confirmed nor denied that it was involved in the assassination.

Mabhouh co-founded the military wing of the Islamist Hamas movement and allegedly was in Dubai to conclude a weapons deal when he was killed. The team allegedly used fake passports from England, Ireland, France, Australia and Germany.

This is the second arrest in the case. Uri Brodsky, who reportedly has many aliases, was arrested at Warsaw Airport in Poland in June and extradited to Germany in August to face charges of the illegal procurement of a German passport.

Brodsky was allowed to return to Israel after a German court released him on bail with a guarantee that he will return to the country if he is sentenced to jail.

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