Emirates Leaks reveals: Huge agreements signed between the UAE and Israel in the field of espionage and piracy
Reliable sources revealed that the UAE had signed huge arrangements with Israeli companies specialized in espionage and piracy services.
The sources told Emirates Leaks that the contracts were signed during Israeli companies’ remarkable presence and the Mossad apparatus at a cybersecurity conference in Dubai.
According to the sources, there is talk about agreements worth billions of dollars that would enhance the UAE regime’s capabilities to spy and piracy.
They added that the signed agreements would strengthen Israel’s security presence in the UAE in the internal monitoring and control of the visa system for arrivals to the country and a large Israeli control over spy networks inside the UAE, especially the UAE, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The UAE system sponsored the eighth edition of the CyberTec Global Cyber Security Exhibition and Conference, the largest forum for the global cybersecurity sector in Dubai.
During the opening of the conference and exhibition, it was remarkable that, for the first time, Israeli companies specializing in cybersecurity and piracy attended, as well as high-ranking military leaders in the Israeli security services.
The conference was also attended by prominent personalities from different backgrounds and countries, including Yigal Ona, Director of the National Internet Authority of Israel, General Wesley Clark, the former Supreme Commander of NATO forces in Europe, and General David Petraeus, the former Director of the CIA.
Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan bin Rashid said, “The UAE has achieved an advanced position in the field of regional and global security and safety, with the certificate of international reports, including information security and cyberspace.”
He added that these conferences come with the aim of “consolidating international cooperation in the field of cybersecurity, confronting threats and risks in the field of cyberspace, and establishing global partnerships with major specialized international institutions.”
The ruling regime in the Emirates openly allied itself with Israel in “cyber” security to enhance its espionage and piracy capabilities.
The I24News highlighted that the UAE and Israel are intensifying their cooperation in the electronic sector and cybersecurity, which has increased with the Corona crisis.
The site stated that “since the signing of the peace treaties between them, Israel and the UAE have intensified their cooperation in several areas, the most important of which is the electronic field and cybersecurity.”
According to the site, this is being implemented “in light of the recent transfer of the (CyberTech) International Exhibition from Tel Aviv to Dubai,” and this was confirmed to the site by the head of cybersecurity in the UAE government, Muhammad al-Kuwaiti.
al-Kuwaiti told the Hebrew website that “there is a cooperation between the two countries in the field of digital transformation. The UAE is heading for a complete transformation in all sectors, hence the importance of cybersecurity and great cooperation with Israeli companies.
The Emirati official admitted that Israel “facilitated us to build resilience and cybersecurity in all sectors,” including espionage and piracy capabilities.
He stressed “the importance of continuing cooperation with Israel to strengthen and support electronic systems, unify forces, and work on greater support to repel cyber attacks.”
In turn, the head of the Israeli National Cyber Authority, Yigal Ona, acknowledged that cooperation between Israel and the UAE in cyber was before the agreements declaring normalization.
However, he considered that “CyberTech is a symbolic and important starting point in developing strong, fast and good relations between Israel and the UAE.”
al-Kuwaiti previously stated that with the signing of the normalization agreement, many transactions began with Israeli internet companies, including in cybersecurity, digital technology and education.
The Emirati official also alluded to his country’s use of the Pegasus spyware, developed by the Israeli company NSO, in “combating terrorism.”
And recently, a prominent Emirati dissident, Yusef Khalifa Al-Youssef, revealed that the ruling regime in the UAE paid $50 million to participate in an Israeli spy program.
Al-Youssef tweeted that the Emirati regime used the Israeli spy program techniques against the State of Qatar in the first place.
Al-Youssef commented that “This fool (referring to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed) is fighting battles that do not concern or affect the Emarati people.”
Al-Kuwaiti also previously stated that the UAE is exchanging information with Israel to counter cyber-attacks and their cooperation in the field of cyber technologies, stressing that this cooperation helps both parties deter the parties that are planning to launch cyber attacks.
Yossi Melman, an Israeli journalist who specializes in intelligence affairs, said that the Kuwaiti statements came within the framework of an electronic forum organized Thursday. The Israeli cyber sector leader, Yigal Ono, about the opportunities and challenges in the field of defending cyberspace.
In a tweet on his Twitter account, Melman indicated that cyber agencies leaders in other countries participated in the discussion, including the head of the cyber agency in Singapore.
The UAE used Israeli espionage technology to track down and arrest the famous Emirati human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor in 2016.