Israeli military NSO Group spyware to surveil Palestinian activists


Just as China uses technology system called "Integrated Joint Operations Platform" to control and surveil the persecuted population of Uighurs while restricting their movement and branding dissent as "terrorism", the Israeli military is using facial recognition and a massive database of personal information to control millions of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. In November 2021, NSO Group's Pegasus spyware was found on the phones of six Palestinian human rights activists, three of whom worked for civil society groups Israel incorrectly dubbed "terrorist organisations" in October.

Writer: Omar Shakir and Maya Want
Publication: Aljazeera
Publication date: 2021-11-24