Dubai police say they have DNA proof of Hamas man's killer

DUBAI- Dubai police said on Friday they have DNA proof of the identity of at least one of the killers of senior Hamas militant Mahmud Mabhuh in the emirate last month.
"We have DNA evidence ... from the crime scene. The DNA of the criminals is there," police chief Dhahi Khalfan said on the Arab satellite television Al-Arabiya.

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He said police had "categorical DNA proof on one of the assassins" and fingerprint evidence from several other suspects, providing "100 percent" proof of their identities.
The murder of Mabhuh, whose body was found in a Dubai hotel room on January 20, has mounted international pressure on Israel after Dubai said that Israeli agents, most using stolen Western identities, had carried out the hit.
But Israel has argued there is no evidence that its spy agency, the Mossad, was behind the hit.
Dubai police have published details of 26 suspects together with passport photographs.
The international police organisation, Interpol, has circulated warrants for the arrest of 11 suspects, after Dubai released their names and passport details.
Dubai later said it had 15 other suspects, and Khalfan said warrants for their arrest would be circulated through Interpol next week.
The revelation of stolen identities being used by suspected Israeli agents has caused a diplomatic outcry, with Australia threatening it would "not be silent on the matter."

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