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Britain To Expel Israeli Diplomat

Britain will expel an Israeli diplomat over the use of forged national passports, according to British reports.

Foreign Secretary David Miliband is scheduled to make a statement to the House of Commons Tuesday afternoon in which he will blame Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency for providing an assassination team with forged British passports in order to kill top Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a hotel room in Dubai in January.

Miliband is set to request the immediate departure of an Israeli diplomat, who some media outlets have identified as the Mossad’s London representative.

British officials told The Guardian that they “expect the request will be honored.”

Israel’s ambassador to London, Ron Prosor, was summoned Monday to the Foreign Office in London and told that a British inquiry into Mabhouh’s murder determined that forged British passports were used in the operation. The passports of British citizens that were used reportedly were taken away at the airport in Israel for inspections.


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