Tag Archive for cellphone

Police bust cell-phone smuggling ring to incarcerated Palestinian terrorists

Israel Police uncover surreptitious ring smuggling contraband to Palestinian security prisoners using soft-drink cartons sent to the prison’s canteen by the supplier’s employees.

By Eli Senyor


Police have uncovered a network smuggling mobile phones to security prisoners serving sentences in Israeli jails using employees of a company supplying canteen items to prisoners.

The surreptitious scheme was uncovered by an investigation conducted by the police’s central region main unit. Among those arrested for participating in the network are a West Bank resident and Israeli citizens employed with the marketing company providing the canteen products. Continue Reading »

Hamas hacks IDF cell phones by suckering soldiers with phony accounts


After posing as beautiful young women, Hamas operatives successfully hacked IDF soldiers’ cell phones to acquire intelligence by photographing and listening in on IDF forces near the Gaza border.

By Yoav Zitun


As part of the Hamas’ internet espionage activities, the terrorist organization’s cyber collections unit managed to hack dozens of cell phones belonging to IDF combat soldiers in an attempt to gather intelligence for military operations and preparations on the Gaza border.

Investigations by the Shin Bet and the IDF’s Information Security Department and Cyber Defense Unit discovered that dozens of cell phones belonging to soldiers and officers in both active and reserve duty had been hacked by Hamas.

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Hamas forbids use of Israeli SIM cards in Gaza


Hamas is trying to stop sale of smuggled Israeli SIM cards into Gaza saying they pose a security risk, undercut local providers, and allow access to internet content that Hamas deems ‘unacceptable.’

By Reuters


Hamas-run authorities in Gaza are trying to stop the sale and distribution of pre-paid SIM cards from Israeli cellular providers, arguing the cards pose economic and security risks and allow users to access “immoral” content.


Officials from the Palestinian telecommunications and interior ministries, which are overseen by Hamas, said there have always been restrictions on the use of Israeli SIMs in the territory, but now they are determined to stamp them out entirely. Continue Reading »

CEO of French telecom giant Orange would cut ties with Israel if he could

CEO of Orange, one of Israel’s largest cellular service providers, said in Cairo he would cut ties with Israel “tomorrow” if it was financially possible.

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Jailed Hamas commander gets solitary after radio interview with smuggled phone

After Abdullah Barghouti was taken to solitary confinement by Israel’s prisons authority for giving prohibited radio interview with a smuggled in cellphone, it was reported that he began an indefinite hunger strike.

By AFP, Liad Osmo


An imprisoned commander of Hamas’s armed wing who is serving 67 life terms has been placed in solitary confinement for speaking to a radio station, Israel’s prisons authority said Sunday.

Jailed Hamas operative Abdullah Barghouti – Photo: Hagai Aharon

Abdullah Barghouti gave an interview to Hamas radio using a mobile telephone “smuggled into the prison where he is being held, and has been placed in an isolation cell,” said spokeswoman Sivan Weizman. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Government Approves Legislation Confiscating Security Detainees’ Cellphones

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to present bill to the Knesset seeking to thwart use of cellphones by incarcerated terrorists.

By Tova Tzimuk


The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved on Sunday a proposal to prevent the use of cellular devices by prisoners and security detainees involved in acts of terror, presented by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked – Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg

Coincidentally, the bill was presented after – earlier in the day – Palestinian terrorist Abdullah Barghouti conducted an interview with a Palestinian radio station from prison using his mobile phone.

Currently the legal authority to deny detainees use of cellular devices remains vague, with the security services forced to petition the High Court of Justice to prevent prisoners making using cell phones. Continue Reading »

Using nanotechnology Israeli company recharges mobile phones in half-minute


Israeli company projects by 2016, it will be ready to market a slim cellphone battery that can be recharged in just 30 seconds.

• The Tel Aviv-based StoreDot reports its technology  is also applicable for electric car batteries.

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff


An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world’s most dynamic consumer industries.

Charging ahead: A lab worker shows the prototype at the StoreDot headquarters in Tel Aviv – Photo: Reuters

Using nanotechnology to synthesize artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed a battery that can store a much higher charge more quickly, in effect acting like a super-dense sponge to soak up power and retain it.

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Israeli start-up to eliminate expensive roaming charges


New Israeli start-up developed an app that turns any smartphone into a local phone, thus enabling travelers around world to pay inexpensive local rates without being surprised with pricey fees by their domestic wireless carriers when they get their phone bill.

By Associated Press

An Israeli startup is trying to combat a common fear for international travelers: getting socked with hundreds or thousands of dollars in unexpected roaming charges for using cellphones away from home.

Roaming Illustration – Photo: Reuters

Cell Buddy aims to turn any smartphone into a local one. Travelers can choose from an array of calling and data plans with carriers in dozens of countries. Continue Reading »

New Startup from Israel Develops Wireless Mobile Chargers

Wi-Charge claims that their charging times can compete with that of wired chargers. Furthermore, there is also no electromagnetic or radio frequency radiation involved, adding to the user’s safety, Wi-Charge reports.

By Sean Sade, NoCamels



Every cellphone owner has experienced the depressing moment when their battery dies at the most inconvenient of times.  Veteran Israeli entrepreneurs Victor Vaisleib and Ortal Alpert joined together to create a radical solution to charge a phone without a charger – using infrared light.

Wireless Charging Solution Provider - Wi-Charge YouTube screenshot

Israeli Wireless Charging Solution Provider – Wi-Charge YouTube screenshot

Founded in in 2010, the Wi-Charge group has been working to create a safe wireless power transmitter that allows clients to charge their devices, using infrared radiation. Continue Reading »

Cell-phones banned from Paratrooper bases


Despite unit commanders’ claims that celphones aid in field maneuvering, new order ban their use.

Cellphones hurt morale, says officer, soldiers don’t communicate when ‘glued to their screens’.

By Yossi Yehoshua

The fiery debate over the place of cellular phones in the IDF exploded in the Paratroopers new recruits base, when the base commander banned the use of cellular phones at the base and on field training, to the unit commanders’ dismay.

Paratroopers drill (Archive) – Photo: Yoav Zitun

So far soldiers were forbidden from using cell-phones when on the field, and were only allowed to use it on the base’s premises, and only on their private time. Continue Reading »