Al Jazeera Launches Leaks Site With Content for its Recent Leak #ThePalestinianPapers

24 Jan, 2011

Over the last several months, Al Jazeera news network (AJ) said that it has been given access to the largest-ever leak of confidential documents related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A1,700 files, thousands of pages of diplomatic correspondence detailing the inner workings of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. These documents include – memos, e-mails, maps, minutes from private meetings, accounts of high level exchanges, strategy papers and even power point presentations – date from 1999 to 2010.

Aljazeera said these papers gives an eye on how negotiations commenced and they involve high-level American, Israeli,and Palestinian authority officials
Aljazeera said that these papers will reveal new details about:

• the Palestinian Authority’s willingness to concede illegal Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem, and to be “creative” about the status of the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount;

• the compromises the Palestinian Authority was prepared to make on refugees and the right of return;
• details of the PA’s security cooperation with Israel;
• and private exchanges between Palestinian and American negotiators in late 2009, when the Goldstone Report was being discussed at the United Nations.

AJ said that it will release the documents between January 23-26th, 2011. the site of the releases is located at
http://www.ajtransparency.com/ has already some documents being released each document can be downloaded in PDF version, it includes date, location, parties invalided and attendees.

Aljazeera is opening Aljazeera Al Jazeera Transparency Unit (AJTU) where users can submit leaks and so on. saying that when submitting leaks they are encrypted and that AJ does not save users data such as IP. Aljazeera uses HTTPS connection and asks leakers to use PGP encryption  with AJ public key.

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