Report: U.S., UK Spied on Israeli Diplomats

The 24 hour Ops room inside GCHQ, Cheltenham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November, 17, 2015. See PA story POLICE Paris Cyber. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
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The Jerusalem Post reports: British intelligence spied on Israeli diplomats and defense firms in addition to its military, the French daily Le Monde reported based on leaked documents.

The report Wednesday was based on documents that came into the possession of Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who worked for US intelligence before publishing in 2013 classified material and fleeing to Russia, Le Monde reported.

According to the newspaper, Britain’s GCHQ intelligence-gathering apparatus collected information on a person described by Le Monde as the second highest ranking official in the Israeli foreign ministry. That person was not named. The British also spied on the Palestinian Authority, the report said.

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