Dhahi rubbishes reports of meeting Israeli official

DUBAI — Commander-in-Chief Dubai Police Lt-General Dhahi Khalfan, who has said Israeli agents assassinated a Hamas commander while in the emirate, on Wednesday denied a Press report he met a top Israeli police official in Qatar.

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Published: Fri 19 Nov 2010, 12:42 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:03 PM

‘I categorically deny the report,’ Lt-Gen Khalfan said. He was referring to a report in the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot that he had met Isra-el’s police investigations and intelligence branch chief, Major General Yoav Sega-lovich, at the Interpol general assembly in Doha.

‘I did not even attend the Interpol meeting,’ Lt-Gen Khalfan said. The Aharonot on Monday quoted an un-identified Israeli police source as saying that ‘they were introduced, they shook hands and greeted one another’, referring to Lt-Gen Khalfan and Major General Segalovich.

For his part, Israel’s police spokesman could not immediately confirm or deny the report. In September, Lt-Gen Khalfan said he had received death threats from Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, linked to his role in uncovering details of the murder of Hamas leader Mahmoud Al Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel last January.

Mabhouh, a founder of the military wing of the Palestinian militant movement Hamas, was found dead in a hotel room near Dubai airport. He was wanted in Israel for the alleged murder of two Israelis. —

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