URGENT ¥¥¥ Israel PM: exposing intelligence work harms security

Exposure of intelligence activities can "badly damage" state security, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday in his first remarks on the arrest and death of a jailed Australian-Israeli with Mossad links.

"Overexposure of security and intelligence activities can damage, and damage badly, state security and that is why in every debate we must not underestimate the security interest. And in the reality in which Israel lives, it must be a central interest," he said in remarks to his outgoing cabinet.