Palestinian Authority Accused of CIA-Backed Wiretapping

(JTA) A document leaked by an employee of the Palestinian wiretapping agency last month alleges that the Palestinian Authority has been wiretapping its residents with the backing of the CIA. The wiretapping targeted thousands of Palestinians, from the heads of militant groups to judges, lawyers and allies of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, according to AP. Now two of the people wiretapped are suing the PA: Tawfiq Tirawi, the West Bank intelligence chief from 1994 to 2008, and Jawad Obeidat, head of the Palestinian Bar Association.

2018-02-07 00:00:00

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