Avi Dichter

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Person.png Avi Dichter   PowerbaseRdf-icon.png
(politician)
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Born 1952-12-04
Ashkelon, Israel
Interests “terrorism”
Party Kadima,  Likud

Employment.png Director of The Shin Bet

In office
2000 - 2005
Deputy Yuval Diskin
Preceded by Ami Ayalon

Employment.png Deputy Director of The Shin Bet

In office
1999 - 2000
Preceded by Israel Hasson
Succeeded by Yuval Diskin
Avi Dichter, Israel's Minister of Public Security, "was the domestic intelligence agency chief in 2002 when Israel bombed a Hamas military leader's house killing him, his bodyguard and 15 civilians." [1]

The BBC reported "The Shin Bet agency, headed by Mr Dichter between 2000 and 2005, helped plan the assassination of Hamas military commander Saleh Shehada in July 2002. Nine children were killed in the raid. A one-tonne bomb was dropped on Mr Shehada's house. The dead included his wife and his three children."[1]

He was invited to a seminar on counter "terrorism" as a keynote speaker by the King's College London in 2007, but cancelled due to fears of being arrested for war crimes.[1]

Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange Talk

In August 2007 Dichter delivered a talk at the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange. According to reports:

His talk ranged from the threat Iran posed to Israel, dramatically driven home with a simple map showing how small Israel is, to suicide bombers, assassinations of terrorist leaders, and the fact that Israeli police avoid the kind of public shootouts in which American officers too often engage[2].

Affiliations

Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange

External Links



References

  1. a b c Israeli avoids UK arrest threat,BBC News Online, 6th December 2007
  2. Michael Jacobs, COVER: A Thicker Blue Line, The Atlanta Jewish Times Online, 31-August-2009