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Three senior Mossad officials reportedly resign in recent weeks

From right to left: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, new Mossad chief David Barnea and the intelligence's agency's outgoing leader Yossi Cohen, on June 1, 2021. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
From right to left: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, new Mossad chief David Barnea and the intelligence's agency's outgoing leader Yossi Cohen, on June 1, 2021. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Three senior officials in the Mossad have quit recently in reaction to the decisions of the spy agency’s new chief, reports Channel 13 news.

According to the TV report, three of the most senior officials in the Mossad — with the comparative rank of major-general in the military — have resigned their positions in the past few weeks.

Those said to have quit include the head of the tech branch, the head of operations and the head of the branch dealing with the anti-terror war. A fourth senior official is reportedly considering quitting as well.

Mossad chief David Barnea took over as chief of the Mossad from Yossi Cohen in June. The resignation of the officials is said to be directly linked to decisions made by Barnea to divide up responsibilities in the spy agency and split existing branches.

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