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PASSINGS: Avraham Shalom; Charles Barsotti; Eric Hill
PASSINGS: Avraham Shalom; Charles Barsotti; Eric Hill

 Avraham Shalom dies at 86; led the Israeli security service Avraham Shalom, 86, a former director of Israel's Shin Bet security service who led the agency through some of its greatest achievements before resigning in disgrace, died Thursday in Tel Aviv. The Shin Bet did not give the cause. Shalom directed the Shin Bet from 1980 to 1986, a turbulent period when Israel was coping with Palestinian militants and Jewish extremists, and was involved in a war in neighboring Lebanon. But his career was derailed after the Shin Bet was accused of killing two Palestinian bus hijackers and then trying to cover up the affair. The scandal was detected after newspapers published...

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