An Israeli man accused of being involved in the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai has appealed a Polish court’s decision to extradite him to Germany.
Last month, Uri Brodsky was captured in Warsaw and earlier this month Warsaw’s district court ordered him to be extradited to Germany.
The extradition ruling comes after Berlin said it wanted Brodsky for alleged spying and obtaining a German passport allegedly used in the killing of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel in January.
Brodsky’s lawyer, Krzysztof Stepinski, said on Monday that he filed an appeal to the decision in a bid to lift the extradition order and have him returned to Israel, the Associated Press reported.
The lawyer noted that a court would hear the appeal on August 5.
Dubai police have implicated Israeli agents in the killing, releasing evidence which shows the Mossad-linked assassins used forged foreign passports.
The terror team was comprised of twelve British, six Irish, four French, three Australian and a German passport holder.
Brodsky is believed to be one of the spy agency’s key fixers in Europe who obtained the false German passport for at least one of the assassins.
The Tel Aviv regime had called on Poland to send Brodsky home rather than handing him over to Germany.