Palestinian activists hacked with Pegasus
"It's a strong feeling to have your privacy violated," said one man. "Even the simplest of things. My wife couldn't sleep for three days after finding out, being extremely worried. Our privacy was violated as a family. Our children, their pictures. Our conversations with family and friends."
Pegasus is sold to govts around the world by NSO (Israeli company), under license from Israel's MOD.
Pegasus is supposed to be blocked from use on Israeli and Palestinian phones.
NSO commented "We cannot confirm or deny the identity of our government customers. ... NSO Group does not operate the products itself. The company licenses approved government agencies to do so."
Last month, 3 days after the investigation into suspected phone hacking began, Israel designated all 6 organizations as terror groups, accusing them of funneling money to the PLF and other things.
Then the Israeli army gave itself the power to shut down offices, confiscate money, and make arrests.
Last week, the US blacklisted NSO.