Dubai: We'll go after Netanyahu if Mossad killed Hamas man
Police chief warns Mossad and Hamas against conducting covert operations in Dubai.
Dubai will issue a warrant for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's arrest if it turns out Israeli intelligence was behind last month's killing of a Hamas strongman, Army Radio reported on Thursday.
"Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, will be the first to be wanted for justice as he would have signed the decision to assassinate [Mahmoud] al Mabhouh in Dubai. We will issue an arrest warrant against him," police chief Dahi Halfan treportedly told local press.
Al-Mabhouh, who was reportedly responsible for the smuggling of Iranian arms to Gaza, was found murdered in his hotel room on January 20 ssassination.
The Dubai police chief also said that the method used to kill al Mabhouh, was a "Mossad method," but did not elaborate further.
Last week Halfan warned international intelligence agencies against working "behind our back," saying anyone who did so should "watch their back."
This applied "to any intelligence organization around the world, whether Mossad, Hamas or any other agency," headded.
The Dubai police chief said that he believed the Hamas leader was in Dubai for business and not for any kind of arms transactions.
If Al-Mabhouh had been interested in meeting Iranian officials in Dubai, as the Israeli media has claimed, he could have done so in either Syria or Iran itself.
The Dubai police commissioner refused to reveal the identity of suspects linked to the incident, denying a Hamas claim that the assassins had entered the country as part of Minister Uzi Landau's entourage, when he visited Dubai earlier that month.