Israel boosts security

February 1, 2010 12:00 am

, JERUSALEM, Feb 1 – Israel has boosted security measures at its borders and embassies in the wake of the killing of a senior Hamas militant for which the Palestinian Islamists have blamed the Jewish state, Israeli public radio said on Monday.

Mahmud al-Mabhuh was found dead in his hotel room in Dubai on January 20, after travelling there from his base in Damascus to buy weapons for the Islamists ruling the Gaza Strip.

Hamas on Friday accused Israel of killing Mabhuh and vowed revenge.

Israeli media hailed the killing, although Israel\’s government has not officially commented on it.

Dubai\’s police chief told AFP on Sunday that Mabhuh\’s killers could belong to any party that had an interest in his death, including Israel\’s Mossad foreign intelligence agency.


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