Shin Bet

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Group.png Shin Bet  
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AbbreviationEnglish: ISA, Local: Shabak - Hebrew: שב״כ, Arabic: شاباك
Mottoמגן ולא יראהMagen veLo Yera'e The Defender that shall not be seen, The unseen shield
FormationFebruary 8, 1949
LeaderDirector of The Shin Bet
Typeintelligence agency
Interest ofNahum Manbar
Police agency of Israel. Is also private security force of El Al. Former agents appear in "terrorism" incidents as possible handlers or false flag organizers.

The Israel Security Agency or General Security Agency, known in Hebrew as Shabak (an abbreviation for Sherut ha-Bitachon ha-Klali) or Shin Bet, is the Israeli counterintelligence and internal security service.[1]

Organization

Inside Shin Bet - Al Jazeera World

The Israel Security Agency headquarters are located in northwest Tel Aviv, north of Yarkon Park. It is one of three principal organizations of the Israeli intelligence community, alongside Aman (military intelligence) and Mossad (foreign intelligence service).

Shabak is believed to have three operational wings:

   The Arab Department: responsible primarily for Arab-related counterterrorism activities in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.
   The Israel and Foreigners Department: formerly named the Non-Arab Affairs Department. It includes the Department for Counter-intelligence and Prevention of Subversion in the Jewish Sector, also known as the "Jewish Department".[3] It is responsible for preventing espionage, and for dealing with extremists who carry out actions (such as terrorism) against the state and the democratic regime. As its original concerns mostly related to the Communist Bloc, it shrank after the fall of the Soviet Union, but rose again in importance in response to Jewish terrorist activity that began in the early 1980s.[4]
   The Protective Security Department: responsible for protecting high-value individuals and locations in the country such as government officials, embassies, airports, and research facilities.

It is not a part of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and its chief answers directly to the Prime Minister of Israel.[2]

The 'Tool'

On 15 March 2020, the Israeli government introduced emergency regulations granting Shin Bet permission to use what it calls the 'Tool' – essentially a secret intelligence database where information about every citizen is constantly collected – to track COVID-19 patients and those around them. According to an investigative report by journalists Ronen Bergman and Ido Shvartztuch published on 27 March by Yedioth Ahronoth, while the database was originally intended to be used in the war against terrorism, the possibility of it being used for other purposes poses a real threat to civil liberties. One unnamed former top Shin Bet officer was quoted in the piece as saying:

“The 'Tool' has saved countless of Israeli lives. It is hard to imagine us waging the war against terrorism or our efforts to expose espionage without it.”

As part of this investigation, an unnamed senior manager of cyber technologies at the Ministry of Communications said:

“Communication companies are required by law to provide all information deemed necessary to the security services. Every conversation that takes place leaves a record in the communication companies’ systems. This record contains lots of data, including the phone number that initiated the conversation, the target of that conversation, the phone number of that conversation’s target, the location of that phone and the location of towers through which the call was initiated. The same is true of the phone receiving the call. The phone location is recorded even if the owner of the phone does not accept the conversation or sends a text. The network knows exactly where the person is at any given moment.”

The investigation also revealed that the five members of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee’s Subcommittee for Intelligence are aware of the Shin Bet's activity as well as the heads of the various branches of Israel’s security services such as the Minister of Defence, chief of staff, director of the Shin Bet and director of the Mossad. And, of course, the prime minister. It was Benjamin Netanyahu who initiated the use of the database in the fight against the coronavirus, and in doing so, made its existence public knowledge.[3]

On 12 May 2020, the BBC reported:

Israel has made extensive use of surveillance technology to try tackle COVID-19, as countries around the world grapple with the trade-off between privacy and monitoring infection. The Shin Bet can access the location data of millions of mobile phone users to trace those who have been in proximity to confirmed patients. Israel credits the system, among other measures, with reducing the rate of infection.

"It is precisely now when we need this 'Tool' to break the chain of contagion and permit the people to go on with their lives," said National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat at a parliamentary oversight committee last week.[4]

Tactics

Rape?

According to UN investigators, multiple arrested boys, men, girls and women were raped in custody by soldiers and Shin Bet police forces in the 2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War.[5][6]

False Flags?

An airport security company named ICTS International, was founded by Shin Bet operatives, which is named in multiple acts of "terrorism", in strange ways. ICTS International was founded by Shin Bet operatives including Ezra Harel.[7][8]

ICTS was in charge of security of the airports involved in 9/11.[9][10] ICTS was in charge of security at Schiphol Airport when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (the "underwear bomber") was allowed to board the plane, without, according to Kurt Haskell, having a passport.[11] ICTS was also in charge of the airport security which allowed the "shoe bomber", Richard Reid boarded a plane with, allegedly, a shoe bomb.[12] ICTS was also responsible for the security of Brussels airport, where the 2016 mass shooting occurred.

Ex-Shin Bet chief accuses Israel of adopting tactics similar to al-Qaeda and IS in Gaza

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Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War
Yuval Diskin“The attacks on 9/11 gave our own war international legitimacy. We were able to completely untie the ropes that had bound us.”Yuval Diskin2005

 

Employee on Wikispooks

EmployeeJobAppointedEnd
Meir Ben ShabbatVarious command roles19892017

 

Event Participated in

EventStartLocation(s)Description
2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War/Israeli invasion of Gaza27 October 2023GazaAfter the 2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War/October 7, Israel invaded Gaza with widespread international support. The IDF went on a widely reported revenge killing spree. Even by Israel's own account, they killed 19500 Palestinian civilians after half a year of bombing hospitals, schools and civilian towers, utilizing numerous condemned tactics.
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