Germany Wants Alleged Mossad Spy Arrested in Poland in Hamas Murder Probe

Germany is seeking the extradition of an alleged Mossad agent, arrested in Poland last week on suspicion of participating in a plot to kill a senior Hamas official in Dubai, a spokesman for the Federal Prosecutor said.

Police in Warsaw on June 4 or June 5 apprehended a man reportedly known as Uri Brodsky, who was taken into custody under a European arrest warrant issued by Germany, spokesman Andreas Christeleit said today by phone from the Karlsruhe-based Federal Prosecutor’s office.

Prosecutors allege that Brodsky used a stay in Germany to help a fellow Mossad agent obtain a German passport to enter Dubai and assist in the murder of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. Al- Mabhouh, a founder of the armed wing of Hamas, was killed in Dubai in January.

Polish police spokesman Mariusz Sokolowski in Warsaw said in a telephone interview that he couldn’t immediately confirm or deny the arrest and would first need to make inquiries.

A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalemn declined to comment on the matter to Bloomberg News today.

To contact the reporters on this story: Andreas Cremer in Berlin at acremer@bloomberg.net.

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