Official: Hamas has increased firing range

ASHKELON, Israel, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Hamas is capable of firing rockets that can strike targets inside Israel as far as the Negev capital of Be'er Sheva, an official said Sunday.

Shin Bet chief warns of settler violence

JERUSALEM, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A Shin Bet leader says extremist Jewish settlers are willing to use "live weapons" against other Israelis to halt the Palestinian peace process.

Israeli prisoner release gets go-ahead

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli government officials say they will release 199 Palestinian prisoners Monday, including two convicted of murdering Israelis.

Shin Bet chief says Hamas planting mines

JERUSALEM, July 22 (UPI) -- Israel's intelligence chief says Hamas has taken advantage of a cease-fire agreement to plant land mines across large areas of Gaza.

Shin Bet chief wants fence completed

JERUSALEM, April 7 (UPI) -- Israel's internal security agency chief said easing restrictions against Palestinians while security fences remained unfinished posed a grave danger to Israel.

Israel: Breach prompted weapons smuggling

JERUSALEM, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The head of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service, said Sunday the recent border breach allowed weapons to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip.

Slain Palestinians not linked to terror

JERUSALEM, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A report by Israel's Shin Bet says more than 20 percent of Palestinians killed by Israel security forces in 2006 and 2007 were not linked to terrorism.

Hamas vows West Bank takeover

JERUSALEM, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Hamas vowed Monday to overthrow Fatah and take control of the West bank within a year.

Analysis: In the easing-security business?

HAIFA, Israel, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Israeli Arabs may now have the option to skip a level of security at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport -- for a price, Israeli news outlets reported this week.
LEAH KRAUSS, UPI International Security Industry Correspondent

Israelis say Hamas amassing weapons

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 1 (UPI) -- Senior Israeli officials allege Hamas is building up military muscle in Gaza by constructing tunnels and bunkers and smuggling munitions.

Israeli airport security to change

JERUSALEM, March 1 (UPI) -- Israel's Shin Bet security agency announced it will create a new security system at Ben-Gurion Airport to replace a system requiring separate checks for Arabs.

Military action in Gaza not ruled out

JERUSALEM, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Israel's security chief said Tuesday the country must be ready for military action in Gaza if moderates in the Palestinian Authority continue to lose ground.

Abbas asked to exclude Hamas from regime

AMMAN, Jordan, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The intelligence chiefs of several Arab states have asked Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to keep Hamas out of any new government, a report claims.

Israel: Egypt allowing weapons smuggling

JERUSALEM, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The chief of Israel's Shin Bet security agency said Wednesday Egypt is turning a blind eye to arms shipments to Palestinian militants.

Shin Bet: Palestinian missile smuggling up

JERUSALEM, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Israel's security agency says Palestinian terror groups, studying the recent conflict in Lebanon, are stepping up smuggling of long-range missiles.
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Yuval Diskin (Hebrew: יובל דיסקין‎) (born 1956) was the 12th Director of Shabak (frequently referred to as Shin Bet) (from 2005 to 2011).

In the Israel Defense Forces, Diskin served as deputy company commander of Sayeret Shaked (the command Sayeret of the Israeli Southern Command). In 1978, he was recruited to the Shabak and served as area coordinator for the Nablus district. During the 1982 Lebanon War, Diskin operated in Beirut and Sidon.

In 1984, he became the coordinator of Nablus District, and by 1989, also the Jenin and Tulkarm districts. In 1990, he was appointed Department head in the Shabak's Arab Affairs Branch. In 1994, he became the head of the Arab Affairs Branch.

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