Madrid (The Inside Palestine)- A Palestinian journalist said that he was interrogated by the Israeli Mossad at the headquarter of the Spanish intelligence in Madrid.
Público newspaper reported on Saturday about the scandal, in which the Spanish intelligence was involved when it allowed a Mossad agent to interrogate the journalist Muath Hamed at its building.
Hamed told QNN that the interrogation took place at a security headquarter of Spain’s Civil Guard. “I was interrogated by two officers. One of them started speaking Arabic but when I replied in Hebrew they got confused”, Hamed told QNN.
Hamed, who worked for Al Arabi TV in Spain, added that “only one officer remained after that”, then he found out that he was an Israeli officer, as he stated himself that he is a Mossad agent, who used to work in occupied Hebron.
Hamed added that the interrogation took place in February. It focused on an investigative work that he made two years earlier about Mossad’s efforts against Palestinian communities in Europe.
He noted that he started taking legal steps against the violation against him, adding that he is looking through all legal ways to hold the Spanish government responsible.
The head of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, Rami Abdo, stressed that Spain is responsible for the violation against Hamed, explaining that the Spanish government is responsible for a complex violation because the interrogation is basically illegal and because the Spanish government allowed the Mossad to interrogate Hamed, although has no authority to do so.
Abdo added that the government also violated the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.
Spain’s authorities put “the life of a journalist in danger and humiliated him, which violates article 14 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution”, Abdo added.