July 25 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The director of Israel’s foreign intelligence service (the Mossad), David Barnea, has assured this Monday that the agency will remain “loyal to the rule of law” in case it is presented with a legal dilemma.
Barnea has stated that the removal of the so-called law of reasonableness due to judicial reform has not crossed the line of said dilemma, and has warned that the approval of the law and other “additional actions” against the legal system could lead to “large-scale resignations” as in the case of the Army, according to ‘The Jerusalem Post’.
The same newspaper has confirmed that there are great tensions within the intelligence agency regarding the approval of said law and that Barnea, in an attempt to keep the organization together, has allowed open dialogue between its agents.
For their part, all the six former heads of the Mossad have strongly opposed the judicial reform or have called for its suspension to continue the dialogue.
In addition, the agency has allowed lower-ranking officers to participate in protests without identification, something that would have prevented mass resignations.