Report: PA Security Forces Arrest Erekat Top Aide for ‘Collaborating’ with Israel

Saeb Erekat (Associated Press)
Saeb Erekat (Associated Press)

The Jerusalem Post reports: Palestinian Authority Security forces in Ramallah have arrested a top aide to PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat (pictured) on suspicion of collaboration with Israel, according to a report in a Palestinian online newspaper.

The aide, who worked for the PLO Negotiating Department, was arrested PA’s Preventive Security Service two weeks ago, according to the report in Donia al-Watan.

The report did not give the suspect’s name. It said that he was suspected of spying for Israel for the past 20 years.

The suspected previously worked for the PLO Executive Committee before moving to the Negotiations Affairs Department, the report said.

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