Hamdan: Europe must react firmly against Mossad practices
|Saturday, February 20,2010 00:35|
Hamdan told Al-Jazeera network on Friday night that the world should realize that Israel is a source of tensions and problems.
He asked the western countries especially those whose passports were used in murdering Hamas operative Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh in Dubai last month to adopt firm measures against Israel.
Hamdan said that his Movement's reprisal would not be emotional but rather would be well studied taking into consideration the Palestinian higher interests.
Ezzet Al-Resheq, political bureau member of Hamas, reiterated charges in a press statement on Friday against the Israeli foreign intelligence the Mossad of masterminding the assassination of Mabhouh.He stressed that the act fell in line with the ceaseless Israeli war against the Palestinian people and its resistance.
"Hamas does not incite Israel into launching war on the Palestinian people and always tries to evade war but if it is imposed on us then we must defend ourselves with bravery, which is exactly what happened in Gaza last year," Resheq underlined.
Meanwhile, the Hebrew media castigated the Mossad chief Meir Dagan for botching up the assassination in Dubai after the assassins were immediately recognized.
The British Daily Mail reported on Friday that the British foreign intelligence MI-6 had prior knowledge that the Mossad would launch an assassination using forged British passports.
The paper quoted a Mossad agent as saying that the British foreign office was informed of the operation only hours before it was carried out without detailing the target or place of attack.
However, a spokesman for the British foreign office denied any previous knowledge of the operation.