A Palestinian Authority security officer has been arrested on suspicion of installing closed-circuit cameras in women's toilets, the Ramallah-based Wattan TV station revealed on Tuesday.
The officer, whose identity was not released, holds the rank of captain.
The station published a copy of a letter signed by the director of the Central Financial Department of the Palestinian security forces ordering an investigation into the scandal, the first of its kind since the establishment of the PA two decades ago.
According to the letter, a commission of inquiry consisting of six senior security officers has been formed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the installation of the CCTV's in the women's toilet.
The case was uncovered when a woman who had been filmed inside a bathroom complained that the officer had tried to extort her.