Netanyahu's prime minister's office was bugged for a decade - report

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Netanyahu's prime minister's office was bugged for a decade - report
The recording device, found in 2019, is reportedly connected to similar devices uncovered during the Harpaz Affair.
By BEN CASPIT/MAARIV
Published: APRIL 16, 2022

A decade-old recording device was found in the Israeli prime minister's office three years ago, during opposition head Benjamin Netanyahu's tenure. The device, reportedly installed back in 2008 when Ehud Olmert was prime minister, was left unnoticed by Netanyahu until three years ago, meaning it recorded 11-years'-worth of the opposition head's conversations during his 12-year reign as prime minister.

The recording device found in 2019 is reportedly connected to similar devices installed in the offices of former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi and defense ministers Amir Peretz and Ehud Barak during their tenures in their respective roles, as part of the Harpaz Affair. The Harpaz Affair dates back to August 2010 and started as the result of fighting between Barak and Ashkenazi over a variety of security issues and powers. The two sides allegedly spied on each other. IDF officer Boaz Harpaz initiated an elaborate plot to forge a document and use it to undermine Yoav Gallant, Barak’s first choice to succeed Ashkenazi as IDF chief, who Ashkenazi opposed.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-704326
 
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