An indictment presented to the Be’er Sheva District Court on Wednesday asserts that Majd Ouida, a computer engineer and tech expert from Gaza, managed to hack into the IDF’s drone surveillance system, allowing the leaders of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization to view HD footage from drones hovering above the Gaza Strip.
Ouida was arrested on February 23, when he left the Gaza Strip in order to meet with prospective talents for the Palestinian equivalent of American Idol, of which he was an organizer.
According to the indictment, Ouida joined the Islamic Jihad five years ago, later developing a program with which they infiltrated the IDF drone system.
The program also allowed the organization’s leadership to view footage from Israeli traffic cameras.
Ouida also developed a program that allowed the Islamic Jihad to monitor plane traffic at Ben Gurion Airport.
It also gave the organization access to passenger manifests and technical details of departing and arriving planes.