French boycott Israeli technology that could have stopped terror attacks?
In a troubling turn of events as Europe faces an unprecedented terrorist threat, an alleged French boycott of Israeli technology may have prevented the use of proprietary, terrorist-tracking software that could possibly have thwarted recent attacks in Paris and Belgium.It is not like Palestinian intelligence sources would help them stop terror attacks. This is what comes from siding with the terrorists instead of those resisting terrorists. It is time for Europe to come to its senses when it comes to dealing with terrorists. Israel is no longer the main target. Europe is and any other country that opposes radical Islam.
That disclosure was made by an Israeli security source speaking on Monday to Fox News.
According to the source, shortly after the January 7, 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, French authorities rejected an Israeli offer of software that could have “connected” the dots to uncover Islamic terrorist cells embedded in Europe.
The offer was made directly to the Directorate-General for Internal Security, the head of France’s main intelligence agency, the source said.
“French authorities liked it, but the official came back and said there was a higher-level instruction not to buy Israeli technology,” FoxNews.com quoted the well-placed Israeli counter-terror specialist as saying. “The discussion just stopped.”