Dubai Says Israelis Will Be Denied UAE Entry

March 1, 2010 - 10:59 AM
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Dubai's police chief says travelers, suspected of being Israeli will not be allowed into the United Arab Emirates even if they arrive with alternative passports.
 
Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim says the move comes after the killing of a Hamas operative in Dubai, blamed by the Emirates authorities on Israel's Mossad spy agency.
 
Tamim said a 26-member team used European and Australian passports to enter the country in January and kill Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.
 
The Emirates will now "deny entry to anyone suspected of having Israeli citizenship," Tamim said at a security conference in Abu Dhabi Monday.
 
It was unclear if the measure would apply to Israeli athletes competing in international sports events being held there.