Who? Palestinian Authority official.
A strange sex scandal hit the Palestinian Authority in early February 2010 when the Rafik Husseini sex tape aired on Israeli TV.
PA intelligence official Fahmi Shabana went on Israeli television to denounce corruption among PA leadership. After some boring stuff about embezzling and taking bribes, the talk turned to sex.
The other important revelation Shabana made was a videotape showing Rafik Husseini, head of the president’s office, lying in bed naked, having been lured to a Ramallah apartment by an unidentified East Jerusalem woman. The woman, according to some sources, was seeking a job at the president’s office, so the story was a classic example of trading favours for sex.
Husseini didn’t have sexual intercourse with the woman as Shabana and his men stormed the room minutes before the pre-arranged tryst was supposed to take place. In another section of the tape, Husseini is heard saying, “President Abbas has no charisma” and “is not in control”. He also referred to the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as “the biggest dajjal “. Dajjal means “liar and conman”.
So technically the Rafik Husseini sex tape is not a sex tape, since the sting operation stung before Husseini could receive the sexual favors he was expecting.
Husseini claimed that he was entrapped and that the videotape was doctored. The PA suspended Husseini, but more serious “collaboration with the enemy” charges were levied against Shabana, whom many Palestinian leaders denounced as a traitor.