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Center for Peace?

B'Tselem expresses its concern regarding the appointment of former Head of the GSS, Carmi Gilon, to the position of Director of the Peres Center for Peace.

Under the authority of Carmi Gilon, the GSS used torture during the interrogation of thousands of Palestinians. The Peres Center for Peace, which waves the banner of advancing peace and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, cannot be justly headed by a man who, for many years, was responsible for one of the most severe forms of human rights violations, according to international law.

B'Tselem urges the Peres Center for Peace to reconsider its decision, and thereby avoid a situation where a violator of human rights is entrusted with advancing reconciliation between nations.