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GENERAL SECURITY SERVICE INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE TO SUBMIT
FINDINGS

ISRAEL LINE
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7, 1995

  The General Security Service committee charged with
investigating the circumstances that led to the assassination of
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is scheduled to submit its
conclusions today, YEDIOT AHARONOT reported.
  Senior officers in the General Security Service and bodyguards
at Saturday evening's peace rally were among those questioned by
the committee, which was appointed by the head of the GSS.
  The head of the Prime Minister's security detail at the rally -
- who was also wounded in the assassination -- was questioned as
he recuperated in a hospital.
  According to the newspaper, preliminary findings show that
serious lapses lead to the breakdown of the security structure
protecting the Prime Minister.
  Security officials demanded that a state investigation
committee be established to examine all the aspects of the
assassination, including how extremist right-wing organizations
have been treated.
  According to the newspaper, the intelligence department of the
General Security Service will face difficult questions. The
assassin Yigal Amir did not appear in police or GSS records as a
right-wing extremist despite his extensive participation in
right-wing activities and his statements favoring the murder of
the Prime Minister.
  According to the newspaper, he should have been placed under
surveillance.
  YEDIOT AHARONOT explained that security for high profile
political events is provided by the General Security Service and
the police operate under the command of the GSS.



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