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Head of Israeli Atomic Energy Commission's home burglarized: report

English.news.cn   2013-02-26 23:23:20            

JERUSALEM, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- The house of Dr. Shaul Horev, head of the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission and a senior member of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), has been burglarized Sunday night, local media reported Tuesday.

The burglars stole a briefcase reportedly containing Horev's laptop, some printed documents and a wallet with PMO-issued credentials that enable access to sensitive government facilities, Israeli daily Ma'ariv reported Tuesday.

The official's home in a farming community in central Israel had been burglarized in the past, the report said, saying that it is believed that Horev and his wife left the door open.

Prior to the incident, no security guards were stationed at Horev's house as the family asked to keep its privacy intact, but security has been enhanced after Sunday's burglary.

According to Horev's initial testimony, the laptop did not contain any classified information, while the police forces stressed they believe the burglars were not aware of Horev's identity, citing the robbery a standard theft by property criminals.

The Israeli Atomic Energy Commission, established in 1952, is in charge of sketching Israel's nuclear policy, operating its nuclear facilities and supervising them.

Horev has held his position since 2007, and will remain in office until 2014. He has in the past acted as the deputy commander of the Israeli navy.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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