MK suspected of smuggling phones to jailed Palestinian terrorists denies rumored escape

December 19, 2016 18:41


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MK Basel Ghattas (Joint List), who is suspected of sneaking cell phones to Palestinian security prisoners, has not gone into hiding as had been rumored on social media, his spokesperson said Monday evening.

Speaking to The Jerusalem Post's sister publication Maariv, the aide said Ghattas was in contact with police, who are set to investigate Ghattas' alleged smuggling for the benefit of Fatah prisoners in Ketziot Prison, in the Negev.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said the suspicions against Ghattas are “very serious.”

Ghattas' party within the Joint List, Balad, was founded by Azmi Bishara, who fled the country while being investigated for giving sensitive information to Hezbollah during the Second Lebanon War.

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