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.

 

Iran sees Syria talks as opportunity to gain influence

Arab Israelis strike in protest over house demolitions

Explosions in Gaza target Fatah member

UN expert tells Saudi to end ban on women driving

More than 20 firefighters feared dead in Tehran building collapse

Trump to retain envoy to anti-IS coalition

Desalination plant opens in Gaza to tackle water crisis

Syria’s Assad hopes rebels disarm after Astana talks

UN says 400,000 Syrian child refugees in Turkey not in school

Libya PM skips Davos to focus on electricity crisis

Greece, Cyprus insist peace deal must include Turkish withdrawal

Mistura to lead UN delegation at Astana Syria talks

Turkey slams French satire song about Istanbul attack

Saudi minister says kingdom to become ‘softer’ after reforms

Bahrain lifts ban on electronic Al-Wasat newspaper

Kuwait upholds sentence for three royals for insulting judges

Tunisia facing mounting calls against jail-for-joint law

Iran's oldest high-rise building on fire collapses

IMF says Egypt on track for next aid tranche

Bahrain police disperse Shiite protesters

Key Syria rebel group opts out of Astana peace talks

Moroccan Sufi ‘living master’ dies at 95

France says Iraqi jihadist among 2015 stadium bombers

Russia, Turkey stage first joint air strikes against IS in Syria

IS advances on terrified citizens of Syria’s Deir Ezzor

In path to greater executive power, Erdogan faces weak Turkey economy

Switzerland drops war crimes case against former Algerian defence minister

Patience wears thin in Iraq's Fallujah

Iraq forces 'liberate' eastern Mosul

New UN chief stresses importance of Syria peace talks

Istanbul nightclub attacker 'received orders from IS'

Turkish border officials refuse entry to NYT reporter

Fatah, Hamas agree to form unity government

Syria war forces elderly to take shelter in retirement homes

Snowden’s stay in Russia extended by two years

Palestinian home demolitions spark deadly violence

East Syria clashes continue between IS, regime forces

Syrian general, 8 soldiers killed in tunnel blast

Florida airport shooter ‘inspired’ by IS jiahdists

US-led coalition warplanes hit IS near Syria's Al-Bab

Iran opposes US joining Syria talks

Turkey snubs UN hearing on detained Rwanda genocide judge

Rouhani calls for end to Saudi ‘interference’ across region

Saudi says China rise source of global stability not conflict

Lengthy drought leaves Somalia with serious famine risk