Western sources, "in the know" told Kuwait's Al-Jarida newspaper that Ben Zygier was one of the members of the cell which assassinated Hamas senior official, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January 2010.
The same sources noted that following the mission, Zygier contacted the government in Dubai and updated them on the details of the assassination in exchange for protection. The sources also said that Israel managed to uncover Zygier's hiding place and kidnapped and jailed him for treason. The report has not been confirmed by any other sources. (Elior Levy)