4th Mossad commander resigns in under a year

4 senior Israeli spy company officers have resigned allegedly over disagreements with newly appointed Mossad director

Unnamed commander of Mossad’s particular operations division has resigned, accoridng to Israeli media. He reportedly grew to become the fourth high-profile official to depart Mossad in seven months since David Barnea grew to become director of the Israeli intelligence company in June 2021.

Based on a Channel 13 Information report on Sunday, the commander resigned after Barnea allegedly informed him that he and different officers had change into a “burden on the group.”

“Barnea needed to make main adjustments to how the division headed by [the unnamed commander] works due to difficulties in working Israeli brokers overseas, and [the commander] didn’t implement them as requested,” Haaretz detailed, including that the commander’s deputy and “various brokers additionally resigned” over the incident.

The commander has reportedly since been changed.

It’s the fourth time {that a} senior Mossad official has resigned in seven months since Barnea changed Yossi Cohen as director of the company.

Final yr, Mossad’s head of expertise, head of operations, and head of anti-terror all resigned from their positions over alleged battle with Barnea.

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Barnea, who joined Mossad in 1996 earlier than changing into head of its Tzomet Division in 2013, Mossad deputy head in 2019, and at last director of the company in 2021, has been described as a “gadget-loving killing machine” and has reportedly sought to take the Mossad again to a code of absolute silence – threatening each present and former brokers who converse to the media about Mossad operations.

After being appointed director of the company by former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in June, Barnea singled out Iran because it’s prime precedence, accusing the nation of “making fixed progress towards a weapons of mass destruction program.”

“Our safety challenges are very massive and on the prime of the record is Iran,” he mentioned.

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