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Busy Phone Lines, Illegal Calls

Three telephone technicians have admitted to making illegal overseas telephone calls over the Communication Ministry’s direct line, Jerusalem police said. About three weeks ago the security officers at the Jerusalem Central Post Office reported that overseas calls amounting to thousands of IL Pounds had been placed to Europe and the U.S. over the direct line of Communications Ministry Director General Simha Soroker.

Police tapped the line and caught three technicians who admitted to placing the calls with their hand instruments. They reportedly made more than 100 calls to Europe and the U.S. The police did not say whom they called or what was said. Police are questioning four other suspects in connection with the unauthorized phone calls.