by Gag Halfrunt
Tue Mar 23rd, 2010 at 03:56:36 PM EST
The UK is to expel an Israeli diplomat over 12 forged British passports used in the murder of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January.
Foreign Secretary David Miliband told the Commons there were "compelling reasons" to believe Israel was responsible for the passport "misuse".
He said: "The government takes this matter extremely seriously. Such misuse of British passports is intolerable."
Israel's ambassador to London, Ron Prosor, said he was "disappointed".
Is this a serious worsening of UK-Israel relations or just the British government making a gesture of displeasure for public consumption?