A report says long before the Dubai assassination of a senior Hamas commander, Australia had warned Israel not to use forged Australian passports for secret operations.
The Australian daily said that Former Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer confirmed that his country’s government had warned Israel, at least once, against using such fake passports.
"We have raised the issue of Israeli intelligence officers using foreign passports and that they should not consider using Australian passports," he said.
A diplomatic source also told the newspaper that Australian authorities approached Israel during the 1990s to seek guarantees that it would not be misusing Australian passports.
This is while on Thursday, Australia summoned the Israeli ambassador over forged Australian documents used by a terror team that assassinated senior Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai last month.