A Polish court will rule within a month whether to extradite a suspected Israeli spy who is wanted by Germany in connection with the killing of a Hamas leader in Dubai, a court spokesman said on Monday.
The spokesman confirmed that Polish authorities had detained a man using the name Uri Brodsky who is the subject of a European arrest warrant issued by Germany.
The man is suspected of fraudulently obtaining a German passport believed to have been used by a member of the hit squad that Dubai says assassinated Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a hotel room in January.
"The man sought by Germany was detained a week ago. He will be held for up to 40 days and during this time the court will have to rule whether to extradite him," said Wojciech Malek, a spokesman for the Warsaw district court.
But meanwhile Dubai said it may seek Brodsky's extradition. Police Chief Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim said a request may come if a "direct link to the assassination on our soil" is established. His remarks were reported on Monday by The Gulf News.