The Mossad wiretapped the Tunis office of Mahmoud Abbas, now chairman of the Palestinian Authority, shortly before the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, Yediot Acharonot reported.
Shabtai Shavir, who headed the Mossad at the time, reportedly told officials at an emergency meting that “a Fatah-affiliated man within the PLO leadership” placed wiretapping equipment in Abbas’ office to gather information on the relationship between him and PLO boss Yasser Arafat.
The agent was known to the Mossad as “Golden Fleece.”
One month later, PLO personnel discovered the equipment and destroyed the devices.
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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