Gordon Rayner, Con Coughlin and Duncan Gardham
The Daily Telegraph
February 18, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Ministers are understood to be furious that an alleged hit squad which murdered a Hamas leader in Dubai last month cloned the passports of six unsuspecting Britons, who are now living in fear of reprisals.
Israel, which has not denied involvement in the murder, had previously promised that Mossad, its secret intelligence service, would never use British passports to help its agents carry out covert operations.
Israel’s ambassador to the UK was summoned to the Foreign Office to give his explanation as the diplomatic row intensified.
Ron Prosor will meet Sir Peter Ricketts, the permanent under secretary at the Foreign Office, on Thursday where the ambassador is expected to be asked whether Israel played any part in assassination.