'Mossad Chief to leave post'
LAST UPDATED: 06/26/2010 00:21
Report claims Meir Dagan's request to keep his job was rejected.
CCTV footage from Dubai. Photo: AP
Chief Meir Dagan is to leave his post in three months, Channel 2 news
reported on Friday.
According to the report, Dagan, who has
been head of the Mossad for the last eight years, requested to work
another year in the role, but was refused.
wants Dagan arrested
'Dagan is the
Superman of the Jewish state'
security after Dubai hit
Dagan was appointed to the position in 2002 by former prime minister
Since then his appointment has been extended twice and is due to expire
at the end of 2010.
The decision not to renew Dagan's appointment is likely related to
the fallout from the recent attempt to assassinate Hamas
al Mabhouh in Dubai.
A number of states who are normally friendly towards Israel were
offended by the use of their passports in the killing. Britain has stopped issuing passports in Tel-Aviv and diplomats were expelled from Britain, Ireland and Australia.