Israeli Security Chief Quits over Rabin Shooting
Jerusalem, Patrick Cockburn, The Independent (London, England)
The head of Israel's internal- security service, the Shin Bet, resigned yesterday because it failed to prevent the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin two months ago.
In a letter to Shimon Peres, the new Prime Minister, the head of the Shin Bet, who is known only as Kaf, after the initial letter of his first name, said he was leaving now because he thought the organisation was "on the right track, ready for all its missions".
This was presumably a reference to the assassination in Gaza last week of Yahya Ayyash, leader of the suicide bombing campaign, which Israel has made little effort to deny was arranged by the Shin …
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