Ashkenazi defends appointment of Pardo as new Mossad head

November 30, 2010 18:14

Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi defended on Tuesday the appointment of Tamir Pardo as head of Mossad, saying that Pardo only had a marginal role in the leaking of the false document drafted by Boaz Harpaz, and stressed that the issue "was checked from every angle."

Speaking during a visit to the Tel Hashomer army base, Ashkenazi added that Pardo is "a professional man, fit for the job."

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday announced the appointment of Pardo as the next head of the espionage agency.

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