Population Control

This sub-category of involvement refers to commercial involvement in Israel’s growing private security and surveillance technology apparatus.

The Israeli military and police increasingly rely on innovative surveillance technology – visual, online, as well as profiling and behavior prediction - to intimidate, profile, imprison activists and repress political activity.

Israeli state institutions and military are also handing over greater responsibilities to private security providers. Private companies increasingly staff checkpoints across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, provide security services to settlements, operating patrol cars and guarding entrance and exit gates, and, in the case of occupied East Jerusalem, acting as private armed guards to settlers.

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