As pressure piles on Israel, demands are being made for firm legal action to be taken in this case.
Speaking to euronews, one Brussels-based academic stressed the devastating impact of having one’s identity stolen.
Professor Paul De Hert, a privacy and secret service legal expert at VUB said: “The Mossad has a tradition of using passports that belong to other countries and, of course, this causes a lot of irritation. What is at stake here is identity theft, and I think identity theft is a serious problem. So, in this specific instance, a non-legal approach for me would be non-satisfactory, because the victims do suffer. They are put on blacklists. Their name is suspected from now on. They fear attacks. So there might be far-going consequences for the moral and physical integrity of certain citizens.”