First Published: 2010-02-25

 
Three Palestinians quizzed on Mossad murder role
 

Dubai police questioning Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel in Mabhuh murder.

 

Middle East Online

An international operation

DUBAI - Three Palestinians are being questioned over the murder last month of a top Hamas member in a Dubai hotel, Al-Ittihad newspaper reported Thursday, citing a police source.

The three Palestinians are believed to Israeli collaborators.

"The number of Palestinians being questioned in connection with the murder of (Mahmud) al-Mabhuh has risen to three," the newspaper cited a high-level police source as saying.

Mabhuh, a founder of Hamas' armed wing, was found dead in his hotel room in Dubai on January 20.

Dubai police have previously announced that they have in custody two Palestinians, who were deported from Jordan.

The source did not provide details on the detention of the third Palestinian, the newspaper said.

"The source confirmed that one of those (previously-detained) Palestinians has been proven to have been involved in Mabhuh's murder," Al-Ittihad said.

Dubai police announced Wednesday that 15 new Western passport holders are now suspects in Mabhuh's assassination, bringing the total of Western suspects in the killing to 26.

Five women were among the 15 new names, which also include three Irish and three Australian passport holders.

Dubai police had earlier released the names and photos of 11 suspects who had entered the UAE on European passports -- six from Britain, three from Ireland, one from Germany and one from France.

Israel's notorious intelligence service Mossad is widely suspected of being the assassination.

 

Egypt declares three-month state of emergency in Sinai

Lebanon army attacks Islamists as violence spreads to Tripoli souks

Dozens dead in Huthi-Qaeda clashes in central Yemen

Punishment for sexual assault in Iran: Execution of victim!

European clubs step up campaign against winter World Cup in Qatar

Turkey keeps 24 people under observation after yellow powder scare

Russia denies Kerry claims: No agreement to train Iraq army

Germany offers to help Armenia forge peace with Turkey

Libya wakes up from ‘Dubai dream’ to face Somalia-like ‘failed state’

South Yemen separatists vow to intensify secession protests

Relatives of Iraq massacre victims: Blackwater guards should be killed

Ghannouchi makes it clear to Tunisia: It’s either political Islam or Daesh!

Deadly clashes erupt after army raid in northern Lebanon

200 Iraqi Kurd fighters to travel through Turkey to Kobane

Coalition strikes in Syria eliminate more than 500 jihadists in one month

Ahead of elections, new clashes remind Tunisia of need to fight terror

Saudi Arabia jails mothers for preparing sons to wage jihad

Jury finds Blackwater guards guilty of 2007 'massacre' in Iraq

Iraq Kurds approve reinforcements for Kobane

Israel classifies car crash as ‘hit and run terror attack’

Turkish woman arrested for stepping on Koran

Erdogan criticises US for airdrops on Kobane

Iraq schools provide shelter but late to open for classes

Syria air force shoots down two of three 'IS warplanes'

Egypt court rules on ‘Nasr City terror cell’

Fire from Egypt wounds two Israeli soldiers near border

By hook or by crook, settlers notch up property gains in East Jerusalem

Turkey envoy meets leader of parallel government in Libya

Israel arrests seven Palestinian fishermen off northern Gaza

Khamenei to Abadi: Iraq can beat 'Islamic State' without foreign troops

Saudi special court rules in cases of riots and terrorism

Libya army scores small victory in Benghazi

Only in Libya: Government calls for civil disobedience

Kasserine reaps bitter harvest from Tunisia revolution: Poverty and terrorism

Iraq Kurds set to vote on deployment of Peshmerga forces to Syria

Islamic State ‘share in US weapons’ embarrasses Pentagon

Alderton: Morocco unrivalled business gateway to sub-Saharan Africa

Protests over IS turn Istanbul University into war zone

Turkey eyes stricter punishment against lawbreakers at protests

For Sudan President: Promises are something and re-election is something else

Iran returns Abadi to ‘house of obedience’

From traditional military to counterinsurgency force: Syria army grows more capable

South Sudan rivals accept 'responsibility' for civil war

British drones in Iraq also used for Syria surveillance

Turkey launches new wave of wire-tapping arrests