Israeli ambassador in London summoned over faked-passport murder
Israel's ambassador in London will face questions from the British government Thursday, over the use of faked British passports in the killing of a Hamas leader in Dubai, officials said.
Ron Prosor will be asked about his country's involvement in the murder of Palestinian militant Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in which the killers used six British passports to enter the Gulf emirate, DPA reported.
UAE authorities believe a team of 11 assassins using various European passports entered the emirate on January 20 to carry out the killing. Irish, German and French passports were also used.
The ambassador will meet head of the diplomatic service Sir Peter Ricketts amid calls for Prosor to be expelled from Britain if he fails to provide adequate answers, the Press Association reported.
There have been claims that Israel's security service Mossad was behind the murder.