Jerusalem legal aid accuses Israel of violating privacy 23Jan13 January 23, 2013

Palestine News Network    -    22 January 2013

jeurslaem_legal_aid__340_216On Monday 21st January, The Jerusalem Legal Aid accused the Israeli Ministry of Interior of violating the privacy of Palestinian applicants for family reunification.

The Jerusalem Legal Aid said that in two cases it (the center) was following for Palestinian spouses applying for family reunification, the Interior Ministry has asked them for details about conversations and telephone calls between them.

The ministry has asked the couple, in addition to providing it with many other documents regarding the person applying for family reunification to their spouse, telephone conversations and emails exchanges between them.

“This is an illegal procedure and the questions asked by the Ministry of Interior are an invasion of personal privacy and the right of the individual to keep this private information to themselves,” said the statement.

The center called on people applying for family reunification not to agree to these terms.

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