Israeli missile defence director dismissed over security breach

by Reuters
Sunday, 27 December 2015 16:49 GMT

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The director of Israel's missile defence programmes has been dismissed for a "grave breach of information security," the Defence Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

The ministry praised Yair Ramati for his achievements during four years in office but said that his offence - which it did not detail - meant his tenure had to be curtailed. "Relevant authorities" were looking into the case, the ministry said.

(Writing by Dan Williams; editing by Adrian Croft)

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