In a new step of Arab-“Israeli” normalization, authorities in Abu Dhabi announced on Wednesday the launch of an emirate-wide surveillance system installed by an “Israeli”-owned security company.
The Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre [ADMCC] said the new Falcon Eye surveillance system “links thousands of cameras spread across the city, as well as thousands of other cameras installed at facilities and buildings in the emirate”.
An official statement reported by Arabian Business said Falcon Eye will “help control roads by monitoring traffic violations while also monitoring significant behaviors in the city [Abu Dhabi] such as public hygiene and human assemblies in non-dedicated areas”.
Major General Mohammed Khalfan al-Romaithi, who heads the Abu Dhabi police force and chairs the ADMCC, said Falcon Eye is “part of the vision of the emirate of Abu Dhabi to pursue its efforts to build a confident and safe society, and a sustainable and globally open and competitive economy”.
However, Abu Dhabi authorities did not reveal that the company behind the development of Falcon Eye is owned by businessman and former “Israeli” intelligence agent Mati Kochavi.
According to The Middle East Eye [MEE] the system has been developed by the Swiss-headquartered security company AGT International, which has Mati Kochavi, a former “Israeli” intelligence agent with strong links to the Tel Aviv regime’s spy service, as its CEO and founder.
Kochavi is known to be a regular visitor to the UAE, where “Israeli” are officially – but rarely in practice – banned from entry.
While “Israeli” apartheid regime officials have at times been keen to talk up their relationship with Abu Dhabi, the two regimes’ security relationship has had a lower profile.
Last November, the Associated Press reported that the “Israeli” regime was set to open a “permanent mission” in the UAE, which it said was to operate as part of the International Renewable Energy Agency [IRENA] in the Emirati capital.
The MEE reported last month that Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, an Emirati deputy prime minister, was the key supplier of livestock to the “Israeli” apartheid entity, shipping thousands of heads of such animals to the entity through a nexus of companies.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
15-07-2016 | 13:00