Report: Mahmoud Abbas Monitoring Phones of Top Palestinian Figures


InLightPress is reporting that Mahmoud Abbas is in a state of anxiety due to the “Arab Spring.” As a result, Abbas has reportedly taken a number of steps to tighten his rule to prevent an uprising against his own government.

According to the report, Palestinian security forces are regularly monitoring and listening to the phone calls of Palestinian officials viewed as a threat to Abbas, including Salam Fayyad.

The report says that the technology being used was provided by the United States and was intended to be used in the fight against terrorism.

One Palestinian activist is reportedly planning to sue President Obama and the CIA for providing the technology to Abbas.

h/t Jonathan Schanzer

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