Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Dubai bans Israelis from entering the country even if they carry a European passport


Dubai police say that Israelis are no longer welcome in Dubai and anyone carrying Israeli or dual citizenship would be barred from entry. The police have also called in the FBI to investigate the Iowa-based Metabank that issued credit cards to the murder suspects and has links to Israel.
Dubai authorities have asked the FBI to investigate the links between suspects in the murder of the Hamas leader Mahmoud al Mabhouth and their American-issued payment cards, an FBI source confirmed yesterday.
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...Also yesterday, Gen Tamim said people travelling to the UAE who are suspected of having Israeli citizenship will not be allowed to enter the country regardless of what passport they hold. He said the police had previously allowed Israelis who held dual citizenship to enter the country using their other passport.

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Palestinian resistance fighter killed during tank incursion near Beit Lahiya


GAZA, March 1 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian militant was killed Monday afternoon and his faction said an Israeli shelling caused his death in northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya.

Ali Ghaben, 20, was killed when Israeli tanks fired shells at a group of militants who were monitoring the border between northern Gaza and Israel, said Abu Mujahed, spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committee (PRC), a Gaza-based faction.

Another fighter was injured in the shelling, the spokesman added.

The incident happened as witnesses said that several Israeli tanks rolled for 200 meters into Palestinian-controlled areas in Beit Lahiya.