Thursday, October 28, 2010

Israeli MP cancels visit to Spain fearing arrest

RAMALLAH: The Israeli Knesset member Avi Dichter was forced to cancel a trip to Spain for fear of being arrested there, the daily Yediot Ahronot reported on Tuesday.

The report said that Dichter was invited by a Spanish organization called The Madrid Coalition. The organization invited Israeli and Palestinian officials to take part in a summit focusing on the peace process and the Arab initiative.

According to the report, Dichter requested to look into the possibility that he may face legal action in Spain over complaints against him for his involvement in the Salah Shihadeh assassination, which took place when Dichter was head of the Israeli internal spy agency Shin Bet and for his involvement in 2009 offensive on Gaza Strip. Dichter was minister of public security at the time.

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