Very senior Foreign Ministry officials are involved in the case of alleged Mossad agent Uri Brodsky’s arrest in Poland. Israel Radio reports on Wednesday that it has been confirmed that Brodsky was arrested after landing in Warsaw Airport on a flight from Vienna, and he was scheduled to board another flight for Tel Aviv. YWN-ISRAEL reported on Brodsky’s arrest on Sunday.
He was taken into custody on an outstanding international warrant from Germany, tying him to the alleged Mossad assassination of senior Hamas command Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai Hotel.
Israeli officials are working to prevent his extradition, calling on Polish officials to send him to Israel to stand trial. Senior officials are directly involved, working to prevent any deterioration in relations between Israel and Poland as a result of the case.
Defense attorney Martin Maminsky explains the extradition request does not signal that a trial will begin against his client in the coming days. He added that he believes the chances that he will be extradited to Germany are good, concluding that at present, his client is being held in acceptable conditions by Polish authorities.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)