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Poland set to hand over Israeli 'agent' to Germany

Alleged Israeli spy Uri Brodsky arrives at Warsaw appeal court, 5 Aug 10
Image caption Uri Brodsky faces forgery charges in Germany - but not espionage charges

A Polish appeals court has upheld a decision to hand over to Germany an alleged Israeli agent wanted over the murder of a Hamas commander in Dubai.

Uri Brodsky is suspected of helping to forge a German passport used in connection with the murder of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in January.

Mr Brodsky, an Israeli citizen, was detained in Poland in June on an arrest warrant issued by Germany.

Mossad secret agents are suspected of having killed the Palestinian militant.

Dubai police have said they are 99% sure that members of the Israeli intelligence agency were involved, although Israel says there is no proof.

Forged passports from the UK, the Irish Republic, France, Australia, and Germany were used in the Dubai operation, leading to diplomatic rows between those countries and Israel.

The UK and Australia have expelled Israeli diplomats over the forgeries.

Dubai police have identified more than 30 suspects in the case.

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