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A joint committee comprised of representatives of the Shin Bet security service, the police and the Israel Defense Forces will convene tonight to prepare for the interrogation of Elhanan Tennenbaum after he is returned to Israel in the prisoner exchange with Hezbollah.

All these organizations will be participating because the case has criminal, military and security aspects. These range from the troubles that Tennenbaum was apparently embroiled in prior to the trip abroad that led to his kidnapping to the sensitive security information to which he was exposed during his reserve service, where he reached the rank of colonel.

Additionally, in early February, the Northern District police will conduct a simulation of a terrorist infiltration into the Galilee, due to fears that once the swap is completed, either Hezbollah or Palestinian terror organizations based in Lebanon will resume attacks on Israel. The exercise scenario will be based on the attack at Metsuba in 2002, in which two Hezbollah agents killed six Israelis. Among other items, the exercise will test the level of cooperation between the police and the army.