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Poland May Seek Surrender of Suspected Mossad Agent Tomorrow

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June 15 (Bloomberg) -- Polish prosecutors will probably ask a court tomorrow to hand over to Germany an Israeli citizen wanted for document fraud in connection with the assassination of a Hamas official in Dubai in January.

“The motion is being prepared and may be submitted to the court already tomorrow,” after which a judge will have 40 days to consider it, Monika Lewandowska, a spokeswoman for the Warsaw prosecutor’s office, said by phone today.

The man, identified by Lewandowska only as Uri B., in line with Polish law, was arrested at Warsaw’s Okecie airport after Germany issued a European arrest warrant for him. Under the warrant, suspects are “surrendered” rather than extradited within the European Union, she said.

German prosecutors allege that Uri Brodsky helped a fellow Mossad agent obtain a German passport to enter Dubai and assist in the murder of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a founder of the armed wing of Hamas.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nathaniel Espino in Warsaw nespino@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Hellmuth Tromm at htromm@blomberg.net

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