Palestinian officials are largely supporting Rafiq Husseini, a former Palestinian intelligence officer and top aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is embroiled in a sex-for-favors scandal. However, Abbas has now dismissed his aide and called for an investigation after he was allegedly captured in an embarrassing video, here.
The video was shot by a former intelligence officer and shows Rafiq Husseini undressing in a bedroom and calling out to a women to ask such things as “Do I turn off the light or do you? What is the procedure?” These sex-for-influence moments are often so awkward.
Fahmi Shabaneh shot the video after the woman complained to him that Husseini was making sexual remarks when she sought his help with a family problem.
Before his dismissal, various Palestinians urged him to resign, here.