In Dead Of Night, Israel Approves Mass Surveillance Of Its Citizens Through Cellphone Tracking To Slow Spread Of COVID-19 Coronavirus


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said cabinet ministers approved the use of advanced digital monitoring tools to track carriers of the coronavirus in Israel through their cellphones for the next 30 days.

The Israeli government unanimously passed in the early hours of Tuesday new emergency regulations for tracking the cellphones of coronavirus patients or those suspected of being infected, circumventing the approval of the Knesset in the process. Ministers authorized the move despite the Justice Ministry’s commitment to have it go through the Israeli parliament, which did not have the time to deliberate on the matter.

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