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Rights group alleges phones of officials at PA foreign ministry were hacked

Shawan Jabarin, director of the al-Haq rights group, at the organization's offices in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
Shawan Jabarin, director of the al-Haq rights group, at the organization's offices in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

A member of Palestinian rights group Al-Haq alleges that the phones of senior officials at the Palestinian Authority’s foreign ministry were hacked, apparently with Israeli cyber-surveillance firm NSO Group’s Pegasus software.

A senior Palestinian Authority diplomat reached by The Times of Israel cannot confirm Al-Haq’s claim, which was made during a press conference on a report alleging Pegasus was used to hack the phones of at least six Palestinian rights activists.

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