An investigative investigation conducted by “Forbidden Story” and “Amnesty International” in coordination with 17 international media outlets, revealed a global espionage scandal by the Israeli “Pegasus” program.
And last Sunday, the global spying scandal erupted against state officials, jurists, journalists and businessmen by means of the “Pegasus” program. A number of intelligence services are being charged in the countries that acquired the Israeli program, including Morocco, Mexico, India, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
At first, the talk was about journalists and human rights activists, especially since the first list that “WhatsApp” leaked in 2019 and informed a hundred people that their phones had been spied on included human rights activists and journalists from Morocco, the UAE, Mexico and Spain, but this time the file aggravated as 50 were spied on. A thousand phones, some of which were hacked and others were not successful.
The biggest surprise is that the list of people spied on includes, according to the French newspaper “Le Monde”, senior officials led by King Mohammed VI of Morocco, French President Emmanuel Macron, in addition to the President of South Africa and the Iraqi President.
It was also revealed that prime ministers who are still in their positions were exposed to spying, including the Moroccan Prime Minister, Saad Eddin El Othmani, and the Prime Minister of Egypt, Mustafa Kamal Madbouly.
Former prime ministers were also subjected to spying by Pegasus, and they are the Lebanese Saad Hariri, the Yemeni Ahmed Bin Dhaher, the Belgian Charles Michel, the French Édouard Philippe and the Ugandan Rokhana Rugunda.
In Spain, the national daily El Pais reported that the Spanish government may have used the Pegasus program to spy on 4 prominent Catalan separatists.
The NSO Foundation published a statement denying the targeting of the phone of King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron, and the Moroccan government denied, in a statement, the use or purchase of this program.
The targeting of kings and heads of state and government would result in an international investigation and sanctions against the countries that targeted others, knowing that the European judiciary began investigating this espionage operation, while MPs from Parliament, especially the left who were targeted, are calling for the investigation to be expanded to be European or international.