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Interpol has joined in the search for suspects in connection with the slaying of a Hamas commander in Dubai. The global police organization has issued red notices, its highest-level alert, for 16-people that are accused of killing Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. Interpol said Monday it had issued the alerts at the request of authorities in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Al Mabhouh was killed in hotel room.
The concern about the Iranian nuclear program in Israel is growing. Israeli sources say there's a possibility of some type of conflict in the near term. Most observers have been talking about an Israeli strike against Iran, but a source in Israel says the likelihood is greater that Iran will launch a pre-emptive strike in Israel using Hezbollah and Hamas. Hamas now has rockets that can reach Tel Aviv, so does Hezbollah. The thinking among some top Israelis strategists appears to be, Iran will launch this war via remote control as a distraction.
The CEO of the pre-paid credit card company Payoneer is worried about his safety. The blogosphere is abuzz with Yuval Tal's concerns, because the hit squad that assassinated Hamas commander Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh on Jan 19th used his company's cards. He is apparently afraid Hamas will try to retaliate against him. Now living in New York, a spokesperson told media he's been out of the country. More than a a dozen people allegedly participated in the assassination using fake identities and forged passports.
Josh Gerstein, reporter for Politico. Story: Benjamin Netanyahu wows Congress
Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. spoke with WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green
J.J. Green, WTOP national security correspondent
There is growing proof of a link between narco-traffickers and al-Qaida after international authorities have discovered a scheme that's been flying under the radar.
Tags: al-Qaida , Peru , Lima , India , Pakistan , Peruvian Financial Intelligence Unit , Brazil , Argentina , Paraguay , Hezbollah , drug cartels , Spectre Group International , Mike Braun , Drug Enforcement Administration , J.J. Green , JJ Green
Polish authorities have extradited a man believed to be a Mossad agent to Germany, where he faces charges over a passport that was used in the slaying of a Hamas leader in Dubai earlier this year. The suspect, known as Uri Brodsky was handed over to German police at Warsaw's international airport. German prosecutors accuse him of illegally helping to procure a passport used in connection with the Jan. 19th slaying of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh at a hotel in Dubai.
Teaching Hamas a lesson?
No one and I mean no one is talking aloud about this, but influential Palestinian sources say they secretly hope the Israelis teach Hamas a lesson.