Report: Israeli Arab Knesset Member Suspected of Passing Intel to Palestinian Prisoner


The Times of Israel reports: An Arab MK accused of passing telephones and SIM cards to a pair of Palestinian security prisoners is also suspected of handing “intelligence information” to one of the two, Channel 2 television reported Monday.

Channel 2 said that Walid Daka — who is serving a 37-year sentence for the 1984 kidnap and murder of 19-year-old IDF soldier Moshe Tamam — was searched after a visit by MK Basel Ghattas (pictured) of the Joint (Arab) List following a tip-off to officials, and was found to have “significant” information hidden in his underwear.

Both Daka and the other inmate believed to have received items from Ghattas are members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement.

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