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Poland Orders Suspected Israeli Spy Extradited to Germany


A Polish court Thursday upheld an order to extradite to Germany an alleged Israeli intelligence agent suspected in the assassination of a Palestinian militant leader in Dubai.

Israeli citizen Uri Brodsky is accused of forging a German passport used by a member of a team of agents who allegedly killed Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

Brodsky was arrested in Warsaw in July.

Germany issued the extradition request for Brodsky to face forgery charges. But the terms of the extradition prevent him from being charged with espionage.

He is expected to be handed over to Germany within 10 days.

Dubai says agents from Israel's Mossad intelligence agency used forged passports and fake identities of Australian, British, French, German and Irish nationals in an operation to kill Mabhouh. Israel neither confirms nor denies involvement in the killing.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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