| Reuven Hazak |
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In the spring of 1986 Reuven Hazak was the Deputy Director of The Shin Bet.
In the spring of 1986 , together with Rafi Malka and Peleg Raday, Hazak met Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and accused their superior, Avraham Shalom, of having ordered the murders and coordinating the false testimonies of witnesses in the case against Brigadier General Yitzhak Mordechai relating to the Bus 300 affair. Peres refused to act on this information and the three officials were dismissed from the Shin Bet. They then gave evidence that led Attorney General Yitzhak Zamir to launch a criminal probe against the senior Shin Bet officials accused of covering up the killings. On hearing the evidence, Zamir opened a police investigation into Shin Bet actions and in particular the role of its Director. In May 1986 Zamir was forced to resign amidst accusations of disregarding national security after refusing to end his investigations.
- Gidi Weitz, 'Newly released papers reveal how Shin Bet tried to hide 'Bus 300' killings.' in Haaretz 27 September 2011
- Middle East International, issue 276, page 5. 30 May 1986. Peretz Kidron