It is worth to mention that Austria, which recently the mossad use its territory as a base of operations for the assassination of al-Mabhouh, is considered a safe place for the mossad. The Israeli mossad continues to choose Austria, this beautiful and quite country, which appears to be safe for visitors and Austrian residents alike, as a central for its bloody terrorist operations. For decades, the mossad has been using Austrian territory as a base for carrying out assassinations in Arab countries. (Crowther H …), a Jewish nurse and double spy agent in Europe working for mossad and CIA, and also a prostitute who had lived in Vienna, was involved in 1964 together with Ezra Naji, a well-known mossad element in Iraq, in murdering the Iraqi air force officer Shaker Mahmoud Josef.
In the early nineties of the last century, on May 27, 1993, two elements of a mossad kidon unit (death squad) were killed in a motorcycle accident in Vienna while they were on a surveillance mission trailing the Iranian deputy minister of defense at that time, head of Iran’s “chemical warfare project”, Dr. Majid Abasfur, who was in Vienna carrying documents for an impending the arms deal with an Israeli partner, Manbar, and a brief case with money and documents about the missing Israeli air force Ron Arad.
The plan of the mossad death squad was to kill Dr. Abasfur, to steal the documents and the money, and to prevent the signing of the agreement for supplying Iran with tanks and chemical substances, which was supposed to be signed at the Vienna Marriot hotel that day.
Nahum Manbar was a former IDF paratrooper officer who was in charge of the weapon sales to Iran. Manbar was commanded by the Israeli intelligence (Shin Bet), and his operator in the (Shin Bet) intelligence was Dan Milner. He encouraged him to expand the trade with Iran in order to find out more details about the intentions of the Iranians. While the kidon elements were trailing the car of Dr. Abasfur, Manbar asked him about Ron Arad, who had ejected from his plane in the skies over southern Lebanon in 1986. Manbar was in a hurry to hear further information before the meeting and murdering Absfur.
Dr. Abasfur did not answer the question of Manbar, as he saw the motorcycles with two riders which had been trailing his car since he left the airport. He grew suspicious of Manbar who tried to convince him that the Israeli authorities were not against the arm deal.
Dr. Absfur arrived at the Marriot, two Mossad agents followed him. He shouted angrily at Manbar and asked him to send his friends away. One of them was reading the Herald Tribune, and the other was drinking a big glass of beer. Manbar talked to Dan Milner from Shin Bet and told him that everything had been exposed, and that the meeting with Dr. Abasfur was canceled and the mossad elements should leave the hotel before bad things happen to them.
Until today, the full details of this horror meeting have not been revealed in the media. The Israeli authorities continue to forbid the publication of the names of the kidon agents who were killed in Vienna despite the passage of 17 years. The Austrian authorities have covered up the incident. The Austrian media reported briefly about the story as a traffic accident. Until today, the Austrian police and security have not released further information about the kidon elements which were killed during their dirty mission in Austria.
Thus, and after 17 years, the questions need to be answered by the Austrian authorities:
- Were the Austrian authorities informed of the plan of the Israeli Mossad back then to surveil and possibly murder the Iranian deputy minister of defense Dr. Majid Abasfur in order to steal his papers and money?
- Why was no Austrian security team assigned to protect this diplomatic delegation during their transit from the airport to the city?
- Were there any legal measures taken by the Austrian authorities against Israel after they found that the motorcycle incident was not normal, but occurred as a consequence of the death squad units persecuting the car of the Iranian official, with intent to kill him and steal documents about Ron Arad and money?
On 20 July 2008, Benjamin Netanyahu turned the facts upside down and stated instead that the kidon agents killed in Vienna in 1993 had been trailing Nahum Manbar at high-speed. Manbar was suspected of selling weapons to Iran, but the truth was different, the mossad people were trailing Majed Abasfur, who had come to Vienna to meet Nahum Manbar in what he thought was to be an arms deal.
In 1984 Manbar left Israel to work in business ventures. He entered the arms trade, setting up companies in Poland and France, he lived in France and Switzerland. On July 16 1998 he was convicted of collaboration with Israels enemies, selling substances to Iran which could be used to make chemical weapons, providing them with information and selling them weapons. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
The Al-Bayan newspaper in Dubai published on its Sunday edition that police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim had stated: “The assassins of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai used diplomatic passports to commit their crime”.
UAE Summons the EU Ambassadors
On Sunday, the UAE foreign ministry summoned the ambassadors of European Union to express concern about the misuse of the privilege of access without visa for Europeans, before the background of the assassination of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, which was carried out by a mossad death squad which entered Dubai from Europe and with European passports.
UAE foreign Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash said: “the Gulf country is deeply concerned that the suspected assassins of al-Mabhouh in Dubai used expertly doctored passports from nations which do not require advance UAE visas”. He urged European investigators to launch full-scale probes into how the fraudulent passports were used by the death squads to assassinate Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in the Al-Bustan hotel in Dubai.
The Emirates state-run news agency WAM reported that State Minister Gargash said: “The UAE is deeply concerned by the fact that passports of close allies, whose nationals currently enjoy preferential visa waivers, were illegally used to commit this crime”.
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: “The abuse of passports poses a global threat, affecting all countries’ national security, as well as the personal security of travelers”.
The UAE authorities remain in close contact with the concerned European governments, the statement added, and listed the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany and Austria. Earlier this week, police chief Tamim told journalists in Dubai that the alleged assassins used foreign cell phone cards in order to avoid being traced, while calling a command center in Austria.
For its part, Hamas appealed to Dubai to submit the assassination of al-Mabhouh to the United Nation in order to try Israel for this act of terrorism, and not only to distribute the names of murderer to the Interpol. The Hamas appeal came in the wake of a comment of Chief Dahi Khalfan released to the press, in which he said: “a collaborator of Mossad inside Hamas leaked the information about the access of al-Mabhouh leader to Dubai “, saying that this Mossad agent was “the real killer” of the leader. Hamas has strongly denied this allegation.
The Mossad had been preparing the assassination for many months, and the members of the hit squad had already arrived in Dubai from Paris, Frankfurt, Rome and Zurich, using their fake passports. They also obtained credit cards with their stolen identities. An Israeli suspect, whose name was among the members of the death squad, has disappeared. Michael Bodenheimer, who used a German passport, was among the eleven suspects who the Dubai police believe are responsible for assassinating al-Mabhouh on past January 20 2010.
Another Michael Bodenheimer, an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva school Jew who lives in the Bnei Brak squatter colony was interviewed by Haaretz . He denied any involvement in the al-Mabhouh assassination. Bodenheimer’s grandparents were born in Germany, they emigrated to the United States, from where he immigrated to Israel 30 years ago. He never visited Germany, except perhaps in transit on the way to the United States. The ultra-Orthodox Bodenheimer family does not have any relatives in Herzliya.
According to German weekly Der Spiegel , Bodenheimer, an Israeli, applied for a German passport with the Cologne authorities. Bodenheimer presented documents that proved German lineage, including his grandparents’ marriage certificate. He also showed his Israeli passport which had been issued to him a year earlier in Tel Aviv. The German passport was issued on June 18, 2009. That document was used by one of the assassination suspects in Dubai on January 19, a day before the killing. According to Der Spiegel, Bodenheimer does not live in Cologne, as he had claimed in his application, and no other person by that name lives there. The magazine claims that a man by that name lived in Herzliya until June last year.