The vote to institute the ban took place at a Knesset House Committee meeting dealing with the suspicions that Ghattas, of the Arab Joint List faction, smuggled miniature phones and coded intelligence information to two Palestinian prisoners serving time for terror acts at Ketziot Prison south of Beersheba.His admission, first reported by Channel 2 on Tuesday evening, came after police reportedly showed Ghattas video footage of him delivering the phones and messages during a visit Sunday with two Palestinian security prisoners. One of them is Walid Daka, who was sentenced to 37 years for the 1984 abduction and murder of 19-year-old IDF soldier Moshe Tamam.Neither of them was on any phone call I could hear them talking in plain American English."The You Tube guy was trying to get his friend to shout something in Arabic which he did a total of 4 times.Erdan said he had spoken to Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman and “as far as he is concerned, a blanket ban on all meetings between MKs and security prisoners should be instituted,” the minister informed the committee.The ban could only come from the Knesset itself as lawmakers enjoy parliamentary immunity from such restrictions by ordinary law enforcement bodies."He shouted it across the plane and the first two times I thought he was shouting maybe a friend or something.A couple of passengers after the second time said they were making themselves and their young children uncomfortable and could they shut up.
A terrorist surveillance program instituted by the Bush administration allows the intelligence community to monitor phone calls between the United States and overseas without a court order -- as long as one party to the call is a terror suspect. According to Faulk, they would often share the contents of some of the more salacious calls stored on their computers, listening to what he called "phone sex" and "pillow talk." Both Kinne and Faulk worked at the NSA listening facility at Fort Gordon, Georgia. "Any allegation of wrongdoing by employees is thoroughly investigated" and if misconduct is discovered, "we take swift and certain remedial action." CIA Director Mike Hayden, who was the head of the NSA when the terrorist surveillance program began, has always maintained that private conversations of Americans are not intercepted and if it should happen inadvertently, the name is removed from the record.They also intercepted critical information that saved lives in Iraq and elsewhere.Faulk talked about discovering IEDs that got dismantled because of NSA intercepts, actions that saved the lives of American troops targeted by terrorists."They told her to shut up and then he shouted it again.The congressional oversight committees said Thursday that the Americans targeted included military officers in Iraq who called friends and family in the United States.