Israel dismayed at British refusal to receive Mossad representative
|Wednesday, May 5,2010 15:15|
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, -- Israeli political and intelligence sources expressed dismay at the UK's refusal to accept a new representative for the Israeli foreign intelligence apparatus known as the Mossad in its embassy in London, a Hebrew daily reported on Tuesday.
Yediot Ahronot said that the British government was evading the endorsement of a new representative in violation of previous understandings in this regard.
It quoted Israeli officials as expressing concern and dismay at the British stand in addition to the suspension of relations between the Mossad and the British intelligence.
The paper said that the British government was setting a condition for the return of a Mossad representative to London namely that Israel would sign a document vowing not to use British passports in any future Mossad operations.
It said that Israeli officials rejected such a condition because it would mean an indirect recognition of Israel's involvement in the assassination of Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh in Dubai.