MOSSAD MYSTERY

Calls for Intelligence Chief to Resign

The murder of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh last month is beginning to have repercussions at the top level of Israeli politics. Increasingly, evidence suggests that the Israeli government played a role in the assassination; the identities of at least seven Israeli citizens were stolen and used by a hit squad suspected of carrying out the murder in a Dubai hotel. It led one prominent commentator Wednesday to call for the Mossad chief's resignation. Israel's foreign minister insisted there was no reason to blame the country for last month’s murder, but would not explicitly rule out involvement from Mossad, the country's intelligence agency, adding that Israel has a "policy of ambiguity" on intelligence issues.