Israel: Appointment of war criminal to ambassadorial post

Al Haq
Carmi Gillon, former head of the Israeli General Security Service (Shin Bet), will take up the post of Israeli Ambassador to Denmark in August 2001.
Al Haq reports that in his recent memoirs, Gillon admitted to giving directives that led to the torture of at least 320 Palestinian suspects who were held in detention by the Shin Bet. It is believed that one person died during an interrogation that was authorized by Gillon. Until September 1999, the General Security Service systematically tortured Palestinians during interrogations.