The admission of Polisario leader Brahim Ghali under a fake identity in a hospital in Logroño, Spain, is said to have been discovered by Morocco thanks to the Israeli espionage software Pegasus.
“The journey of Brahim Ghali from Algeria to Spain and his admission under a fake identity in a hospital in Logroño, were discovered thanks to the Israeli espionage software Pegasus,” Sahrawi media report. “The leader of the Polisario Front, accompanied by Salem Labsir, was taken in an official Algerian government plane to an airport in Zaragoza and then hospitalized in San Pedro de Logroño after he contracted the coronavirus,” continues the media, who state without proof that Morocco had the information thanks to Pegasus espionage software.
“Today, in light of the Pegasus case, it is more than likely that the information was in fact coming from a phone of one of Brahim Ghali’s employees, who was infected with Pegasus,” the media argue, adding that the operation was made possible by the infiltration into the Polisario front of an agent of the Moroccan counterintelligence agency (DGED), led by King Mohammed VI’s childhood friend, Yassine Mansouri.
According to the pro-Polisario media, “all the phones of Sahrawi officials and leaders of the Polisario Front were spied on using the Israeli software Pegasus. Senior officials, heads of department, representatives of civil society, Sahrawi journalists and not to mention the entire security apparatus of the Sahrawi Intelligence Service and all Sahrawi diplomats were also being spied on.”