A number of Israelis have claimed their identities have been stolen by the hit squad responsible for the murder of a Hamas commander in Dubai.
Seven of the 11 European born suspects have expressed their horror at being linked to the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.
Officials in Dublin and London say the suspects passports-unveiled by Dubai police on Monday-appeared to be fake and in at least three cases stolen from British subjects living in Israel.
Gad Shimron, a former Mossad field officer said: “ I won’t be surprised to hear in 20 or 30 years from now, when the archives are open, to read that this operation was an international operation, maybe with the backing of some Western intelligence agencies.”
Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman claims there is no proof of Mossad involvement.
The Palestinian group Hamas accuses Israel of carrying out the murder and Dubai police say they cannot rule out the involvement of Israeli intelligence.
Mabhouh played a key role in smuggling Iranian-funded arms to Hamas in Gaza.