C Mer Industries Ltd

The company's activity is concertrated on three main areas: Telecommunication, security, and infrastructure for renewable energy.

Surveillance cameras of the company had been installed at the Beit Iba checkpoint, the Sha'ar Ephraim checkpoint and at the Anatot army base in the West Bank. The company has also provided a video surveillance security system using Radwin (link is external) technology to the settler project of Ir David ("David's City") in occupied East Jerusalem.

The company’s products have been implemented in advanced wepaons systems such as the Israeli Merkava tank as well as mission aircraft, watercraft and border control.

Both independently and through its subsidiaries, the company carried out a number of projects for the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the General Secret Services (GSS, also known as the Shabak) including the installation of a security system at army checkpoints and in the old city of Jerusalem.

Athena GS3 Security Implementations, a subsidiary of C. Mer Industries, sells advanced espionage solutions to enable a regular and cyber surveiilance. Notably, the company is headed by Shabtay Shavit who worked for the Israeli Intelligence agency Mossad for 32 years and  served as its  director from 1989 to 1996.

With direct involvement of its mother company, Athena is involved in the mass surveillance project titled “Mabat 200” that is installed in the Old City in Occupied East Jerusalem.

The project entails the installation of hundreds of CCTV cameras all over the city linked with a central command that monitors residents’ movements 24/7. The system which was deployed between 2005 and 2012 is continuously modified and upgraded upon the recommendation of the Athena company. This security project is marketed around the world as one of the most successful in the Occupied Lands of Palestine.

In 2009, the head of C. Mer Industries, Haim Mer has stated that “The police needed a system in which 'Big Brother' would control and would allow for an overall view of events in the Old City area. The systems that we established includes hundreds of cameras that have been installed on the streets of the Old City, stations for switchboard operators and commanders, online screens and viewings of tapes, observation positions with screens at the police command post at the Western Wall, recording system for cameras”.

C. Mer also owns one third of PLH Lighting Engineering, which manufactures street lighting poles and antenna poles for communication infrastructure.

The company supplies lighting poles to construction projects in the settlements. P.L.H. has provided 18 and 25 meter high lightning poles to the Jerusalem light rail, which connects the city center with the surrounding settlement neighborhoods. P.L.H lightning poles were also documented in A-Jib Checkpoint and along the entrance road to the settlement of Gush Etzion.T he company is also a supplier of the Israeli Ministry of Defense.


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