Ex-Intel Chief: Whole Middle East Will Be Under «Israeli» Surveillance by 2025
Speaking at a conference in Tel Aviv, a former "Israel" Occupation Forces [IOF] intelligence chief, Aharon Zeevi Farkas, said that at least 10,000 satellites would help the country provide constant video surveillance of the Middle East by 2025, according to the "Israeli" Jerusalem Post.
It will allow the "Israeli" army to conduct targeted killings of alleged terrorists "at any time and any place," Farkas stressed.
Touting the swift upgrade to the "Israeli" entity's intelligence capabilities, he at the same time acknowledged that the country's ground forces have yet to be developed in this aspect.
Farkas said that while the entity "has supremacy in the air, it lacks supremacy in ground warfare."
"We will not be able to stop rockets against us until we gain ground warfare supremacy," he added, emphasizing the importance of intelligence data during military operations.
His remarks came after an IOF spokesman said that "Israeli" aircraft had attacked Hamas targets in northern Gaza following what Tel Aviv described as Hamas provocations near the border town of Sderot.
The developments come amid mass protests by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which erupted on the 70th anniversary of the "Israeli" entity's founding and in the wake of a ceremony to open the US Embassy in al-Quds [Jerusalem].
A total of 61 Palestinians were martyred and over 2,700 wounded in the ensuing clashes with "Israeli" security forces, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
"Israeli" Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman blamed the leaders of Hamas for the Gaza violence, while Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Moscow has urged all parties to the conflict to show restraint and avoid escalating things any further.
She added that Russia's stance on the status of al-Quds remains unchanged and that Moscow continues to stand for a "two-state solution".
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team