Dubai police chief: We will not close Mabhouh murder case

Dubai police chief: We will not close Mabhouh murder case

 DUBAI, — Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, commander of the Dubai police, said the case of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh will not be closed unless those involved are arrested or dead, warning of the possibility of more similar Mossad operations.

Khalfan said in a newspaper on Sunday: “The Mahmoud al-Mabhouh case will remain open until all of the fugitives in the case are arrested by us. We have already circulated an international red pursuit against them in various parts of the world.”

“The file will close only in two circumstances, either by their arrest or their death, so those near and far know that as long as they are alive they are wanted by us,” the police chief added.

“They will not remain enlisted in the Mossad the rest of their lives and will inevitably retire, and we will continue to pursue them wherever they go. Days back we learned that one western country arrested one of those involved in the crime,” he continued.

He said those who issued orders to kill Mabhouh “are a criminal gang led by people who have no shame.”

Khalfan warned that the Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence agency, may commit another crime like the Mabhouh offense.

“They may come in from another door in different ways as long as they enjoy carrying passports from western countries.”

He concluded, however, that any security device can train its elements to find people with dual citizenships who commit crimes.