חשיפה: מיקומם של המיתקנים הביטחוניים הרגישים ביותר בישראל גלוי לעיני כל באינטרנט
נחשף המיקום של מערך המבצעים המיוחדים (אמ”ן) בגבעתיים, וכן של מטה מרחב ירושלים בשב”כ
Many of you know one of my ‘pet names’ for Israel is the “national security state.” Aside from the myriad obvious ways I’ve documented this here in the past, there’s a new one. Israel bans Google Earth and similar geo-location apps from documenting the sites of numerous secret installations. A member of the Israeli forum Rotter discovered that one service called OpenStreetMap, based on open source collaborative principles, somehow hasn’t censored some key secret installations. In the interest of the free flow of knowledge and information I’m offering screenshots of the various locations. I believe that almost everything that is currently secret in the Israeli military-intelligence field (with certain exceptions) should be transparent. These places and what they do should be known and accountable to the people, which they are not now.
These are, with a few exceptions, schematic maps showing the outlines of the facilities. They aren’t actual photos of the physical locations. But if anyone reading this has such images, please send them and/or be in touch.
I’m not talking about facilities like ordinary military bases. These are generally top-secret facilities you won’t find anywhere else (if any reader does, please let me know). The two previously unknown or undocumented sites are the IDF AMAN (intelligence) special operations branch in Givatayim and the Shin Bet Jerusalem headquarters. The latter is where the domestic spy agency takes Palestinian security suspects for ‘interrogation’ aka torture.
I’ve also featured the location of the infamous torture chamber known as Prison 1391, operated by AMAN’s Unit 504. Among its “achievements” was raping Lebanese suspect, Mustafa Dirani in a failed attempt to gain intelligence on the fate of captured Israeli airman, Ron Arad. Here, I’ve exposed the identity of the intelligence goon responsible for the rape, Doron Zahavi. After closing the camp in the midst of the unpleasant fallout from Zahavi’s exploits the IDF, not having learned its lesson the first time, later reopened it.
Another site is a joint NSA-Unit 8200 SIGINT listening post called, Ofrit. It was first mentioned by Ronen Bergman on Israeli TV and his segment was eventually censored. I first exposed the precise location and name of the base. There are several important notes about it: first, that the NSA collaborates so closely with Israeli intelligence that it maintains a joint facility with it. Second, that the base is located in occupied East Jerusalem, which would seem a violation of U.S. foreign policy not to ratify Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories conquered in 1967. Third, the base is located on Martin Buber Street. The irony of this is that Buber was one of the leading Israeli Jewish advocates of a binational state in which Palestinians and Jews would live together democratically and equally. Buber today is reviled by the ultra-nationalists and military elite who run the country.