Israel’s aerial optical security technology provides police a “3rd dimension” in efforts to quell Arab rioters
• Skystar 180 aerostat can be airborne for 72-hrs, using its sensitive cameras.
• Imam of Al-Aqsa mosque: “It is practically over the houses. It violates the privacy of people”
The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
In the face of Jerusalem’s worst wave of violence in nearly a decade, Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in the city.
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The Skystar aerostat surveillance system, which the Israeli police recently started using in Jerusalem to track clashes – Photo: AP
Police have been flying surveillance balloons over the city’s eastern sector and Old City — the location of its most sensitive holy sites — to monitor protests and move in on them quickly.