You Can See Hi-res Images of the Pentagon on Google Earth, but Not Tel Aviv or Gaza. Here’s Why

A U.S. law preventing high-resolution satellite images of Israel and the Palestinian territories being published online was relaxed last year. But while private firms have started selling quality images of Israel and Gaza, on Google they still appear only in low-res

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Israel’s 11-day flare-up with Hamas in Gaza last month was the focal point of global attention. At times it felt as if the whole world was watching videos of the Gaza skyline, repeatedly seeing scenes of aerial strikes by the Israel Air Force and rocket launches from the Strip into Israel.

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