In recent news in Dubai a top official in the Palestinian militant group Hamas, was killed in a hotel there. The Dubai police have identified eleven suspects for the murder of Mahmoud Al Mabhouh. He was staying at the Al Bustan Rotana hotel and was found dead in his room on January 20th. Dubai has issued international arrest warrants for the eleven suspects. Dubai has a relatively low crime rate, but the city-state has had many high-profile murders in recent years. This is threatening its law-and-order reputation.
The militant group Hamas accuses the Israel spy agency the Mossad of carrying out the assassination. Mahmoud Al Mabhouh was a founding member of the movement Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, which have carried out attacks against Israel. He was also a key link into smuggling Iranian weapons to Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.