BERLIN: An alleged Israeli agent wanted over the killing of a Hamas agent in Dubai has been arrested in Poland.The man, using the name Uri Brodsky, is suspected of working for Mossad in Germany and helping to issue a fake German passport to a member of the Mossad team that killed Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January, a spokesman for the German federal prosecutor’s office said.Mr Brodsky was arrested 10 days ago upon arriving in Poland because of a European arrest warrant issued by Germany, which now seeks his extradition, the spokesman said on Saturday.Australia expelled an Israeli diplomat last month because forged Australian passports were used in killing Mr Mabhouh.In Warsaw, Monika Lewandowska, a spokeswoman for Polish prosecutors, confirmed that the suspect, identified only as Uri B, was arrested at the city’s international airport. She said the arrest warrant was made ”in connection with the murder of a Hamas member in Dubai” and that he had appeared before a Polish court last Sunday week, but she had no information on his possible extradition.In Israel, the Foreign Ministry said without elaborating that it was aware of the man’s fate. ”At the moment, we’re looking into that like any other Israeli who has been arrested, and he’s getting consular treatment.”The elaborate hit squad linked to the murder of Mabhouh is believed to have had about 25 members, most of them carrying fake European or Australian passports and posing as tourists. They were caught on security camera.The German news weekly Der Spiegel reports that the arrest in Poland has led to diplomatic friction, with the Israeli embassy in Warsaw urging Polish authorities not to extradite Mr Brodsky.Associated Press
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