An alleged terrorist spent years peering through Israel’s eyes in the sky. And he didn’t need any high-end gear to get it done. For at least two years, the Palestinian terror group Islamic Jihad could see what the Israeli military’s surveillance drones saw. That’s the accusation of Israeli prosecutors, who this week arrested a man they saw hacked into the drones’ video feeds.
If true, the hack had obvious value to terrorist leaders as they planned their operations against Israeli troops and civilians. Israeli authorities arrested the alleged hacker, 23-year-old Maagad Ben Juwad Oydeh, this year. On March 23 the Beersheba District Court indicted Oydeh on charges of spying, conspiracy, contact with enemy agents, and membership in an illegal organization. READ MORE