city-state three times over the course of 10 months. The last time the
muscular young man visited, police disclosed Wednesday, he allegedly
joined 25 other European and Australian passport holders and a pair of
Palestinians who made up the hit team that killed suspected Hamas
“I have been frightened and shocked since receiving the news,” the 34-year-old
police revealed the latest set of details about the team allegedly
behind the killing of al-Mabhouh. “It’s irresponsible and a violation
of human and individual rights to do such a thing.”
police Wednesday added the names and pictures of 15 suspects in the
alleged hit squad, bringing to 28 the number of individuals allegedly
connected to the
hotel room. All of the new suspects had carried Western passports,
officials said. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that 10 of the
new names matched those of dual nationals living in
accused the Israeli secret service Mossad of being behind the
assassination after releasing the names, photos and surveillance video
footage of 11 initial suspects, some of them Israeli nationals and all
holding European passports.
Two other people, both Palestinians, are the only suspects in custody.
refused to confirm or deny its involvement in the killing, which it has
praised. But no one has yet explained how the passports of Korman and
others used by the suspected hit team were based on the travel
documents of Israeli dual nationals.
The newly disclosed suspects include three who used
Australian travel documents, tangling yet another nation in the case.
Other suspects carried British, Irish, French or German passports,
The suspects allegedly used Austrian telephone services to communicate, and
European foreign ministers have already condemned
the use of their travel documents in the caper and described the
assassination itself as “profoundly disturbing.”
authorities on Wednesday also released diagrams showing the 2009 and
2010 travel movements of those on the alleged hit team, revealing more
tantalizing clues about their tradecraft.
The holder of the Korman identity, for example, visited
He, along with a female holding an Australian passport in the name of
Two members of the alleged hit team, both holding British passports, visited
At least 22 members of the team arrived on
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