"Five new suspects, including one Israeli citizen, in the investigation surrounding the January killing of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai"
The Israeli in question, Zev Barkan, has also been on New Zealand’s wanted list since 2004 for passport fraud.
Ronald K. Noble, Interpol Secretary-General, reportedly praised the Dubai police for their "in-depth" investigation, saying that "that's what is most extraordinary, the depth, thoroughness and openness of the Dubai police's investigation of an assassination that took months to plan, but only hours to execute."
Dubai police commander Dahi Khalfan Tamim said last month that the investigation into the Mabhouh assassination had revealed that "Elements in our society have been hired for Israeli goals,"
Here's what is being reported in New Zealand on Zev Barkan. (who is, as you will read, a real class act)
A fifth Australian Passport!
A former Israeli diplomat at the centre of a passport scam in New Zealand in 2004 has been named as a suspect in the assassination of a top Hamas leader.
Zev William Barkan is one of 32 people Dubai police say they want to speak to as they investigate the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a hotel room in the emirate on January 19.
Barkan fled to Israel after the April 2004 arrest of his associates Uriel Zoshe Kelman, 30, and Eli Cara, 50.
The pair were caught in New Zealand trying to obtain a passport using the birth certificate of an unsuspecting Auckland tetraplegic with cerebral palsy. (way to abuse the handicapped!)
Four allegedly forged Australian passports have already been connected to the Cold War-style assassination of Hamas operative Mahmud al-Mabhuh, of which Israel's Mossad spy agency is suspected of involvement.
The foreign affairs department said it had received reports a fifth Australian document had been implicated in the hit at a luxury Dubai hotel.