Israeli fears of exposure of military and nuclear sites via the Internet

In recent days, the occupying country has witnessed a growing security uproar after satellite images of security maps and military sites were revealed, and found their way into circulation on the Internet, so that any browser on a free mapping site can take a closer look at the Dimona reactor and the secret bases.

Israel fears that Hezbollah and Hamas will use these images to launch missiles at these sites, knowing that the most sensitive sites in Israel are now available on Google Earth images, especially after American companies allowed to significantly increase the accuracy of satellite images.

The MapBox site is now free to enter, allowing, among other things, every browser to learn about the details of the Dimona reactor and the large and central military bases, especially after the accuracy of Israeli satellite images has been increased.

Sarah Hess and Nina Fox revealed in their report in the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth The Israeli military censor agreed to publish images in which the air bases in Nabatiyeh, Tel Nof and Hatzor, as well as combat aircraft and other aircraft on the runways, can be seen, and at the Balmachim air force helicopters can be seen around the clock, and last February, it was allowed to publish New satellite images of the Dimona reactor provided by Planet Labs.

And they added in a report translated by “Arabi21” that “anyone on MapBox can scan the secret bases from any angle he wants, which increased Israeli fears that Hezbollah and Hamas would use satellite images to direct missiles towards these gatherings and military infrastructure, because we are in front of high-resolution images, This prompted former military leaders to issue warnings of increased exposure of the nuclear reactor and military bases, which poses a threat to Israel.

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It is about the ability of anyone from anywhere in the world who knows how to decipher satellite images to obtain information about valuable strategic or military targets in Israel, and therefore former senior military officials are concerned that this will allow US companies to increase the accuracy of satellite images on Map locations, thus clearing bases and secret locations.

General Giora Eiland, head of the planning department in the Israeli army, stated, “This information makes Israel highly vulnerable to its enemies. problematic, in light of the enemy’s use of artificial intelligence that analyzes the results, sees the difference between shots, and understands the changes it makes.”

The Israelis consider that their enemies have capabilities beyond hiding underground, so they have become transparent in front of them. It is true that satellites do not only improve imaging accuracy, but they are able to give the enemy information where there are more important targets, so that they may become outside their control, and although the Israel’s enemies do not have satellites, they can use what Iran has, and therefore Israel shows a desire to hide strategic sites that must be placed deep in the ground or tunnels.

General Yaakov Amidror, former head of the National Security Council, said, “There are three types of risks in increasing the accuracy of satellite images, the first of which is the goal so that they can better identify specific targets, and the second is the ability to cause greater damage, and the third is that the facilities are so far dark, and it is not known What is in it has made the images more dangerous, so that they turned out to be more exposed, because of the high resolution that is difficult to hide.”

As for General Amos Gilad, the former head of the Security and Political Division at the Ministry of War, he said, “This poses a real danger to Israel, because any hostile entity has the ability to decipher or read satellite images, and it has become not difficult, enabling it to obtain strategic or military targets without The need for a satellite system, and these images allow all people and armed organizations to access information without the need for large expenditures.”

Former Mossad chief Danny Yatom believes that “the danger of these images lies in the increased intelligence gathering for the enemy countries using satellites. And Israel is required to take into account that there are satellites with much higher accuracy, and therefore there is a need to be afraid, because the enemy needs accurate tools to strike military targets.”

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