'We Arrested Countless Palestinians for No Reason,' Says Ex-top Shin Bet Officer

The Shin Bet's former No. 3 thinks it's time for Israel to rethink its modus operandi

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Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel

“A line was crossed,” says Haim Rubovitch, referring to the government’s decision to allow the Shin Bet security service to use digital contact tracing to locate persons who came into contact with victims of COVID-19. “At first there was hysteria over the coronavirus – no one knew what to make of that monster. But, the use of those tools moved along the thin line between constitutional and unconstitutional.”

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