Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issues a terse statement eulogizing former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit, almost 24 hours after news broke of Shavit’s death at the age of 84.
“I send condolences to the family of Shabtai Shavit,” Netanyahu says. “Despite our deep disagreements, I always appreciated his important service and his contributions to the security of Israel. May his memory be a blessing.”
Shavit had been a vocal critic of Netanyahu in recent years.