WASHINGTON, September 14, 2013 (WAFA) – The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) General Delegation to the United States said in a statement on Thursday that it was deeply disturbed by reports that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been sharing raw intelligence information on American citizens with the Israeli government.
The British newspaper, the Guardian, published on Wednesday a new document leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden which revealed that the NSA and an Israeli intelligence agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sharing data about US citizens before filtering them that could violate their constitutional rights.
“Israel which discriminates continuously against US citizens of Arab and Muslim origins should not be rewarded with information that encourages and enhances its ability to discriminate against them leading to their deportations at Israeli airports, banning them from entry, and even jailing them,” said the General Delegation’s statement.
“We expect the United States to hold Israel accountable for its discriminatory actions against Arab and Palestinian-Americans and to pressure Israel to end all forms of discrimination against US citizens,” it said.
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