The rise and rise of (bought and sold) suicide drones

Israel sells huge amounts of defence equipment to some of the worst autocrats in the world.

A recent scandal, mostly ignored in the Western media, revolves around Israeli-designed suicide drones being sold to China.

Journalist Shir Hever interviewed me about the story for Middle East Eye:

Antony Loewenstein, an independent journalist, filmmaker and author, said that the recent scandal is just the latest example of Israel’s defence sector going rogue.

“Israel has a largely unregulated defence industry, allowing the Israeli government and its private companies to sell weapons, surveillance equipment and hi-tech to some of the most despotic regimes in the world from Uganda to the Philippines,” he told MEE.

“It’s time for the Israeli state to be held accountable for this decades-long practice.”

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