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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Surprise: British and Irish Passports "Faked"

I'm shocked, shocked. Great Britain and Ireland say that the British and Irish passports carried by the killers of Hamas figure Mahmud al-Mabhouh in Dubai were fakes.

And I'd been so sure the Republic of Ireland was responsible for most targeted killings of Hamas leaders.

Let's see, who else could it be?

Oh, and Yossi Melman at Ha'aretz writes about what everyone considers the usual suspects.

1 comment:

LJ Marczak said...

I saw an article - I think in Gulf News (Dubai) last week - that Al-Mabhuh came to Dubai before his body guards. They were scheduled to arrive two days later.

To put it mildly that seems very strange behavior for someone in his position.