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Poland extradites Israeli 'agent' to Germany

Alleged Israeli spy Uri Brodsky arrives at Warsaw appeal court, 5 Aug 10
Image caption Uri Brodsky is accused of helping forge a German passport used by a suspected assassin

Poland has extradited to Germany a suspected Israeli agent wanted in connection with the killing of a Hamas commander in Dubai, officials say.

Uri Brodsky, an Israeli citizen, faces charges relating to the forging of a passport allegedly used in January by the killers of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

The UAE believes Israel's intelligence agency, Mossad, was involved, though Israel insists there is no proof.

Mr Brodsky was arrested in Poland in June on a warrant issued by Germany.

The warrant accused him of espionage, though the court that granted the extradition said he could only be prosecuted for alleged forgery of a German passport believed to have been used by one of the assassins.

Dubai police have said they are 99% sure that members of Mossad were involved in the killing of Mabhouh, one of the founders of Hamas's military wing, who was found dead in a Dubai hotel on 20 January.

Forged passports from several Western countries were used by the 30 suspects identified, leading to a series of diplomatic rows with Israel.

The UK, Irish Republic and Australia have all expelled Israeli diplomats.

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