PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – In recent years, various international sanctions and arms embargoes have been imposed on Myanmar. However, a journalistic investigation report indicates that Israel has violated them. In this way, the Jewish state helped the coup in Myanmar.
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According to the New York Times, the coup, which took place in early February, used Israeli drones. The data had revealed by a detailed study of the government budget of the Asian country. Three Israeli companies were cited in the investigation – Elbit Systems, Cellebrite, and Gaia Automotive Industries.
Ma Jadanar Maung says the military is using acquired intelligence technology against the country’s civilians. Maung added that brutal measures using against protesters who opposed the military junta. Ma Yadanar Maung is a spokesman for the Justice for Myanmar movement.
How was the Israeli company Elbit involved?
Elbit Systems is the largest Israeli manufacturer in the field of defense, military, and national security. According to the Jewish society, there were no deals between them and Myanmar in 2015 and 2016. But government spending indicates that it was Elbit who supplied spare parts for reconnaissance drones to Myanmar. This delivery happened in 2019. A year earlier, in 2018, Israel had to block all military deals with the Asian country. Tel Aviv didn’t.
Evidence of the violated arms embargo is a report by U Kyi Thar, which confirms that Myanmar Future Science will begin repairing drones in 2019 with Israeli parts. This renovation lasted until 2020.
Myanmar General Min Aung Hlaing turned out to have personally visited Elbit’s offices in Israel nearly six years ago. This general led the coup in the country last month.
The use of Cellebrite spyware
Cellebrite is another Israeli company. According to the journalistic investigation and reports, it is alleging that spyware was also used for the coup. The software is called MacQuisition and is American-made. But in 2020, the Israeli company Cellebrite bought MacQuisition spyware and the American owner of it.
Military analysts say MacQuisition was designed to hack, retrieve and collect data from Apple products.
The name Cellebrite is beginning to be mentioned quite often in public. The company is said to be involved in distributing software that put pressure during peaceful protests in Hong Kong and China. Various human rights groups worldwide claim that the same company sold spyware to the United States to spy on asylum seekers or those who are politically active.
Myanmar police provided the most significant evidence of the use of MacQuisition spyware. The military’s proof of the “treason” of individual political leaders was obtained through the use of this software in the period 2019-2020.
Armored vehicles on February 1
Gaia Automotive Industries is an Israeli company specializing in the production of armored military vehicles. Myanmar military used armored vehicles manufactured by this Israeli company in the coup.
The paradox, in this case, is the statement of the executive director of the company. He did not see “pictures” of his machines during the coup. This excuse sounds quite comical and ridiculous since the mass production of his devices began in 2018. As mentioned above, in 2018, Israel had a ban on trade in military and defense products with the Asian country.
Israel has a practice of announcing its military orders in two ways – either revealing the final recipient or not. The second case is when the buyer’s disclosure would put the Israeli state in front of severe international sanctions.
But there is one indisputable fact – any export of weapons or weapons technology is approving by the Israeli government through the issuance of a license. All this directly involved the Jewish state is violating the arms embargo and supporting the coup in Myanmar.
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