Dubai press conference
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British official believes Mossad behind assassination

Source tells Daily Telegraph he does not believe Irish citizens murdered Hamas commander

France, Ireland, Britain and Germany whose passports were used by the 11 people Dubai police say assassinated Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, have so far refrained from claiming responsibility for the civilians in question, and are once again pointing an accusatory finger at the Mossad.


A British government source told the Daily Telegraph Tuesday the UK had not "confirmed" involvement in the assassination plot, which was revealed at a press conference Monday by Dubai's police force.


The source added he does not believe Irish citizens participated in the murder, but rather that it was the work of Mossad agents carrying false documents.


According to Dubai police, 11 assassins are behind the killing of the 50-year old Hamas commander, who fled Gaza in 1989. They escaped from the emirate and are currently the objects of a global manhunt.


The police added that members of the cell entered Dubai with foreign passports – three of them Irish, six British, one French, and one German.


Police also claim the cell members dressed as tennis players in order to move between hotels with ease, and that one of them was a woman.


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