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Zvi Zamir, who led the Mossad during the Yom Kippur War, has died.

Zvi Zamir, who led the Mossad during the Yom Kippur War, has died.

In Israel, the former head of the Mossad foreign intelligence service, Zvi Zamir, who led the agency during the Yom Kippur War in 1973, died at the age of 99, the Israeli Prime Minister’s office announced on Tuesday.

“The fourth head of Mossad (1968-1974), Zvi Zamir, died tonight… During Zvi Zamir’s tenure as head of Mossad, large-scale activities were carried out aimed at combating Palestinian terror throughout the world and the military threat to the State of Israel, which culminated in the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War,” the report said.

The prime minister’s office noted that Zamir was a proponent of a decisive approach to the fight against Palestinian terror.

“Under his leadership, Mossad carried out daring operations to gather intelligence and prevent terrorist attacks. This fight included the worldwide search and destruction of the leaders of the Black September organization responsible for the murder of Israeli athletes in Munich,” the office added.

Under Zamir’s leadership, the Mossad expanded Israel’s covert ties to the region and recruited numerous sources, the most famous of which was an agent operating under the pseudonym “Angel.” Zamir personally participated in working with him for many years, including the analysis of information received on the eve of the Yom Kippur War and the “dramatic warning about its beginning,” the office noted.