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Poland set to extradite suspected Israeli spy

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Poland set to extradite suspected Israeli spy


A suspected Israeli spy wanted in connection with the killing of a Hamas leader is to be extradited from Poland to Germany.

An appeals court in Warsaw upheld an earlier decision to hand over Uri Brodsky.

He was arrested there in June on a European warrant issued by Berlin for allegedly helping to falsely obtain a German passport.

Brodsky’s lawyer, Ann Mika-Kopec, said he would likely be taken to Germany within 10 days where a criminal investgation will follow.

Mossad is widely thought to be behind the murder of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January.

Dubai says the hit squad used fraudulent British, French, Irish and Australian passports as well as a German passport.

While Brodsky’s extradition is a victory for Germany, he was only handed over on forgery charges. That means he can’t be tried for spying over moves to obtain the passport under an assumed name.

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