China News Service, July 30. According to a report by Al Jazeera News on the 29th, Israel has been exposed to the use of "Pegasus" software to monitor politicians in many countries.

At present, Israel has begun to investigate this incident.

In addition, Israeli Defense Minister Gantz also assured France that Israel did not monitor French President Macron.

Data map: French President Macron.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Li Yang

  According to reports, the Israeli Ministry of Defense announced that representatives of the Security Export Control Department had arrived at the headquarters of the NSO Group, which designed the "Pegasus" spyware, on the 28th local time to verify the issues involved.

  According to reports, the Israeli government has set up a special team for this purpose, including experts from the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice, as well as representatives of Mossad and the National Security Council.

  Earlier, some media reported that Macron was also included in the monitoring of the "Pegasus" software, and the French side also asked Israeli Prime Minister Bennett to clarify the activities of the NSO Group and the "Pegasus" software.

  In this regard, Israeli Defense Minister Gantz began visiting France on the 28th local time. Gantz told the French side that neither Macron's phone nor the phone of a member of the French parliament had been tapped by the company.

  On July 18, 17 international media jointly disclosed a monitoring scandal: a monitoring software called "Fei Ma" was secretly installed on mobile phones held by important figures in the political, business and media circles of many countries. All communications face a very high risk of leakage.

  The media jointly disclosed that a total of 180 journalists, 600 politicians, and 65 business leaders have been included in the monitoring list of "Fei Ma" software.

The total number of monitored mobile phone numbers may reach more than 50,000.

On the monitoring list are French President Macron, South African President Ramaphosa, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and many other current national leaders.