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«Yediot Ahronot»: the Panamanian dictator Noriega cooperated with the «Mossad»

The newspaper «Yediot Ahronot» wrote on Thursday, June 1, that Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega for a long time exercised considerable assistance of the Israeli foreign intelligence service «Mossad».

This publication is illustrated by a photograph of Noriega, which also illustrates Mike Harari, former head of intelligence units «Caesarea» and «Kidon» in «Mossad».

It should be noted that the contacts Noriega and Harari, who worked in the 70-80-ies in Central and South America, had previously been published a lot of material. After the death of Noriega that Harari was his adviser, mentioned, for example, article publications Daily Beast.

Even the Wikipedia article about Mike Harari tells: «Harari has established close contacts with the intelligence chief of Torrijos and CIA agent Colonel Manuel Noriega. After became General Noriega seized power and became a military dictator, Harari was appointed to his consultant and Advisor. Harari was Noriega secured contracts for Israeli weapons and trained for his personal paramilitary guard of former intelligence officers, and he appointed him honorary Consul and commercial attaché of Panama to Israel. Moreover, Harari became known in Panama by the nickname «Mr. 60 percent» – a reference to the fee charged by them for mediation in commercial transactions Noriega». It is also noted that US President George Bush Sr. through Harari gave thanks Noriega. After the American invasion in 1989 and the overthrow of Noriega, Harari was arrested by the us military, but Panamanian authorities have not charged him with any crime, and after some time he returned to Israel. Harari later denied that he worked for Noriega.

Mike Harari died on September 21, 2014, at the age of 87 years. Manuel Noriega died at the age of 83 years on may 29, 2017. Shortly before his death, Noriega moved the operation to remove a brain tumor.

Manuel Noriega, former commander of the National guard of Panama, who led the state from 1983 to 1989, until recently a stint in Panamanian prison for the organization of political repression and mass murder. However, in January this year, the court of Panama in connection with the health of the former dictator has allowed the conversion of Noriega under house arrest.

Noriega was born in 1934. In 1962 he graduated from the military school in Peru. In 1968, being in the rank of major of the National guard, supported the military coup carried out by General Omar Torrijos, and a year later was appointed head of military intelligence and counterintelligence of the General staff of Panama.

It is known that Noriega for many years cooperated with the CIA.

In 1983, Noriega became the commander in chief of the National guard of Panama, and officially becoming the head of state, de facto ruled the country until 1989, when he was deposed during the U.S. «operation Just Cause». General flown to Miami, where the court sentenced him to 40 years in prison for drug trafficking.

In 2010, Noriega’s court decision was extradited to France, where he was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for money laundering and drug trafficking.

In 2011, Noriega was extradited to Panama. Died 29 may 2017.

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«Yediot Ahronot»: the Panamanian dictator Noriega cooperated with the «Mossad» 01.06.2017

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