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The World

June 01, 1986

Israeli Justice Minister Yitzhak Modai plans to submit a new candidate for attorney general, Israel radio reported--a move that could result in the replacement of incumbent Yitzhak Zamir, who has offered to resign. Modai had demanded a probe into allegations that Israel's internal security service, Shin Bet, was involved in the beating death of two Palestinians in 1984. The investigation initiated by Zamir has led to an intense debate over the government's right to intervene in the judicial process in the name of national security.

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