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Loyalty to Zionism is treason to Britain.
Diplomat 'Expelled' Over Dubai Hit Passports
12:21pm UK, Tuesday March 23, 2010
Katie Cassidy, Sky News Online
The UK is to expel a senior Israeli diplomat over cloned British passports used by the alleged assassins of a Hamas commander in Dubai.
Initial investigations found six of the alleged killers had used British passports
Mossad, Israel's secret service, has widely been blamed for the murder of Mahmoud al Mabhouh in January.
Dubai police investigating the case revealed some members of the suspected hit squad had travelled on British identities.
Their passports appeared to have been copied from real documents belonging to at least 12 Britons living in Israel.
Sky's foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall said the Government was not taking action over the assassination, but the duplicated documents.
"The Government believes they have compelling evidence that those passports were cloned, probably by some arm of the Israeli state.
"This is not a direct accusation by the UK that they have implicated Israel in the assassination.
"What Britain is saying is, they have evidence that the passports were cloned and they take it so seriously they are going to expel an Israeli diplomat."
Mahmoud al Mabhouh and his alleged killers were caught on hotel CCTV
Marshall added the Israeli ambassador to London, Ron Prosor, had been called to the Foreign Office earlier this week.
"I cannot believe that having got what they believe is compelling evidence, they did not put it to Mr Prosor and say how they learned it.
"But Mr Proser would have said he could not help them."
The Foreign Secretary is expected to make a statement to Parliament later today.
Sky's Middle East correspondent Dominic Waghorn, reporting from Jerusalem, said the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs would not comment on the issue.
However, Knesset member Aryeh Eldad was not impressed.
"I think [the] British are behaving hypocritically and I don't want to offend dogs on this issue, since some dogs are utterly loyal, who are they to judge us on the war on terror?"
He told Sky News Israel should expel a British diplomat in response to the UK's action.
"We are now cornered into this position and we are accused of doing the wrong things during our war on terrorism," Mr Eldad said.
"The natural reaction should be to expel one of the senior diplomats in the British Embassy, maybe the military attache or someone on his level."
I think [the] British are behaving hypocritically and I don't want to offend dogs on this issue, since some dogs are utterly loyal, who are they to judge us on the war on terror?
Israeli Knesset member, Aryeh Eldad
At the time of the passports revelation, David Miliband called the abuse of documents "outrageous" and demanded Tel Aviv co-operate with the UK's own investigation.
Detectives from the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) were sent to Israel to discover how the British passports came to be used.
Dubai officials said they were "99% certain" that Mossad agents were behind the hit, but Israel has refused to confirm or deny this.
Al Mabhouh founded Hamas' military wing, which has been responsible for hundreds of deadly attacks targeting Israelis since the 1980s.
The terrorist, who was said to be 50, was killed in his luxury hotel room on January 20 - a day after he arrived in the city.
Others allegedly involved in the assassination used fake Irish, French and Australian travel documents, Dubai police said.
Interpol have issued arrest warrants for 27 suspects wanted in connection with the Dubai hit.