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Israeli mass surveillance in Gaza and the use of AI to kill Palestinians

Professor Neve Gordon talks to Democracy Now! about the Israel's “massive surveillance apparatus” and its use of artificial intelligence tools to bomb targets.

Professor Neve Gordon speaking on Democracy Now! Next to his image is an aerial photo of bombed buildings in Gaza.

Neve Gordon is Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Queen Mary University of London and chair of the Committee on Academic Freedom for British Society of Middle East Studies.

Professor Gordon talks about the “massive surveillance apparatus” Israel has imposed on Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, the use of artificial intelligence tools to bomb targets despite the high error rate in those systems, and the shock of the October 7 attack by Hamas that killed some 1,200 Israelis.

“The state seemed not to be functioning, so most Israelis were in great pain, were in great fear,” he says. “My fear is that most Israelis are still trapped, still stuck in that October 7th moment and unwilling to lift their eyes to see basically the genocide unfolding in the Gaza Strip.”

Watch the full interview and read the transcript on Democracy Now!



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