No Whitewash

Pressures for a probe

Leaks and rumors swirled anew last week as Israel continued to debate allegations that security agents lied, tampered with evidence and suborned witnesses to hide their involvement in the deaths of two captured Palestinian terrorists. Newly appointed Attorney General Yosef Harish began considering proposals for an inquiry into a possible cover-up by the Shin Bet (the Hebrew acronym for Israel's General Security Service), which handles antiterrorism intelligence operations. "There will be no whitewash of the affair," Harish told reporters. Still, few doubted that the Attorney General would come under heavy pressure from the Cabinet of Labor Prime Minister Shimon Peres to...

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