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Family of slain Hamas operative seeks to prevent release of Israeli movie about his killing
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) ' The family of a slain Hamas operative seeks to block the release of a movie being made in Israel about his 2010 assassination in a Dubai hotel.
The killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was widely blamed on Israel's Mossad spy agency.
Emmanuel Nakash, the French-Israeli director of "Kidon," or Spear, has said his movie is not meant to be factual. In a plot twist, a gang of criminals murder al-Mabhouh to frame the Mossad. One scene shows al-Mabhouh, a senior figure in an Islamic fundamentalist group, flirting in a hotel bar.
Ahmed al-Mabhouh, a cousin of the Hamas operative, said Sunday that the family feels the movie is a distortion and plans to go to court to prevent its release. He says details such as which court should be the venue of the lawsuit are still being worked out.