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Boycott Against Israel Halted Security Deal That Could Have Stopped Paris Attacks

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Israel is known for its anti-terrorist capabilities - technologies and techniques made necessary by the constant threat attacks from its many enemies. The Jewish state also shares its technology with the world, trying to make everyone safer from terror. However, The Times of Israel reports that an anti-Israel boycott kept France from having Israeli security that might well have thwarted last year's terror attacks in Paris:

According to an Israeli security source who spoke to Fox News on Monday, an Israeli security company offered terrorist-tracking software to the Directorate-General for Internal Security, France’s main intelligence agency — software that could have helped flag the deadly IS terror cell that perpetrated the attacks in Paris last November and in Belgium last month. But the offer was rebuffed allegedly after an official made clear that Israeli technology could not be purchased, the source said. The agency did not officially state a reason for the rejection.

The software, according to the Fox News report, finds and matches up intelligence reports from a number of different databases, both national and international. The tool could have helped counter-terror agents track suspects in real time.

“French authorities liked it, but the official came back and said there was a higher-level instruction not to buy Israeli technology,” the Israeli counter-terror specialist told FoxNews.com...

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