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Hamas denies any Mossad infiltration

world Updated: Feb 22, 2010 09:25 IST

The Palestinian Hamas movement denied on Sunday that it had been infiltrated by Israel’s Mossad spy agency, following allegations of Palestinian collusion in the murder of a top militant in Dubai.

“The fact that Mahmud al-Mabhuh was followed by agents of the Mossad does not mean that the movement (Hamas) is infiltrated,” a statement said.

Dubai police chief Dhahi Khalfan has called on Hamas to conduct an internal investigation “about the person who leaked information on Mabhuh’s movements” and arrival in Dubai to his killers, the Al-Ittihad daily reported Sunday.

The source of the leak was the “real killer,” he was quoted as saying.

Two Palestinians have been held in Jordan and extradited to Dubai, where they are being held in connection with the murder, according to Khalfan.