US and Libyan sources have confirmed that the head of the Palestinian Authority intelligence services has been honoured in Washington for supplying information to the CIA. Brigadier Majed Faraj provided details which led the CIA to the whereabouts of Abu Anas Al-Libi in Tripoli, and his subsequent kidnapping by the Americans after he had performed the dawn prayer in a mosque last month.
A leaked report submitted by Faraj to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed that two Palestinian intelligence officers collected detailed information and supplied it to the CIA regarding Al-Libi.
According to Al-Jazeera website, Faraj has already visited Washington. "A Palestinian informed source said that Faraj received special hospitality from senior CIA officials in return of his efforts to develop security relations with Washington and Tel-Aviv," Al-Jazeera said.
Palestinian and Arabic newspapers expect this move to push Arab and Islamic governments to sever ties with the PA. Quds Press said that the Palestinian Parliamentarian Ismail Al-Ashqar has distanced himself and his movement, Hamas, from this "illegal security cooperation".
Furthermore, Al-Ashqar pointed out that Hamas has "hundreds of documents" proving that the PA intelligence services have spied on many Arabic and Islamic countries. "They spied for Israeli and American interests," he alleged.