Monday, 22 February 2010

Dubai police chief claims Hamas security penetrated

Dubai is pointing to weaknesses in Hamas security which led to the leaking of information on al-Mabhouh to Mossad. Hamas naturally rejects the accusation, according to Chinese news wire Xinhua.
GAZA, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Islamic Hamas movement rejected on Sunday what it called "allegations" by Dubai police chief that a Hamas member had leaked information which led to the killing of a senior Hamas commander in Dubai last month.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the "allegations" of Dahi Khalfan Tamim of Dubai police were "mere speculations that lack accuracy."

Earlier, Tamim said that information regarding Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh's arrival to Dubai was leaked to Israeli intelligence service Mossad through one of Hamas members.


Egypt to open Rafah crossing for three days

Rafah crossing opening for three days.
CAIRO, February 22 (RIA Novosti) - The Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah crossing on the border with Gaza for Palestinian, Egyptian and other countries' citizens for three days starting from February 29, the Egyptian Mena news agency said on Monday.

Palestinian students studying at universities in Egypt and other countries, patients who have been receiving medical treatment in Egypt and abroad, and residents of the enclave working in Egypt and other countries will be able to cross the border.