Suspected Mossad Spy Arrested in Hamas Slaying

Alleged agent being held in Poland
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Suggested by Disillusioned
Posted Jun 12, 2010 1:00 PM CDT
In this Feb. 26, 2010, file photo, Palestinians carry pictures of slain Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. Poland has arrested an alleged Mossad agent wanted in connection with the slaying.   (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari, File)

(Newser) – An alleged Mossad spy from Israel wanted in connection with the elaborate hit-squad slaying 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 operation that allegedly killed Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January. The victim is one of the founders of the Hamas military wing.

Brodsky was arrested in early June upon his arrival in Poland because of a European arrest warrant issued by Germany, which is now seeking his extradition. A spokesman had no estimate of how long it could take for Brodsky to be extradited from Poland to Germany, saying "the matter is now in the hands of the Polish authorities." If Brodsky agrees, the extradition could take a few days.

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