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      Archive: 5/6/2012

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        5/6/2012, Iyar 14, 5772

      Aharonovitch Approves New SWAT Commander

      Public Safety Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch approved, Sunday, the nomination by Police Chief Yochanan Danino of a commander identified only as Shin Mem to be the department's new  commander of the elite Yamam Special Police Unit, which parallels the Special Weapons And Tactics teams in the United States, and is often used in anti-terror situations.

      The appointment becomes effective in June.