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Inside Israel's secretive intelligence unit

26th June 2017 - 17:00 GMT | by Joe Charlaff in Jerusalem

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Instant intelligence is critical to Israel's security, allowing the military or security forces to make swift decisions when it comes to preventing an attack or targeting a terrorist cell. 

Shephard recently visited one secretive Israeli intelligence unit, part of the Israeli Air Force, that provides this instant intelligence by working around the clock and constantly monitoring multiple intelligence streams.

The Geospatial Visual Intelligence Unit, also known as Unit 121, uses a vast array of tools - including images received via aircraft, satellites and other means - to extract every ounce of information in the constant effort to detect potential threats. 

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