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Report: Israeli spying firm headed by former Canadian PM to open in UAE

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- A report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) revealed that an Israeli spying firm, which operates in the UAE and includes former Mossad members and Israeli and American spies, will open a headquarter in Abu Dhabi.

Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads the Israeli company “AWZ Ventures” for surveillance technology systems, based in Toronto, and is looking to facilitate the sale of advanced surveillance technology to the UAE, revealed CBC.

The company provides facial recognition services, crowd detection, and comprehensive information about individuals at the same time.

The report added that the company is involved in deals with Saudi Arabia and North Africa.

AWZ Ventures established a subsidiary company in Abu Dhabi called AWZ Horizons, where the former Canadian diplomat Katherine Verrier was appointed as its general manager.

The report warned that Katherine Verrier was commissioned by AWZ to sell the company’s software and technology to Saudi Arabia.

The Israeli spying company includes former members of the Mossad and Israeli and American intelligence agencies and it has investments in 18 Israeli electronic security companies.

A few days ago, the Hebrew media revealed additional steps recently taken to strengthen the Saudi regime’s relations with Israel and gradually push for public normalization.

The Israeli newspaper, JPOST, reported a series of gradual steps in Israeli-Saudi relations that are similar to the gradual steps to publicize normalization between Tel Aviv and each of the UAE and Bahrain.

The newspaper stated that the Saudi move injects momentum into the process of cooperation with Israel, which sheds light on the prospects for future ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

International cyber-threat and human rights experts condemned the possibility of providing such technologies “to a country with a history of human rights abuses,” according to the report.

“Selling electronic surveillance technologies to a country like the UAE is inherently problematic from a human rights perspective,” said Sienna Anestes, senior legal advisor at Citizen Lab, a research body at the University of Toronto focused on studying digital threats.

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