Palestinian lawyer sues Israel’s NSO group in France

Detained Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri has filed a complaint in France against Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group for having “illegally infiltrated” his mobile phone.

Hamouri, who holds French citizenship, was one of several activists whose phones were hacked using the Pegasus malware, according to a report in November by human rights groups.

He is currently serving a four-month term of administrative detention ordered by an Israeli military court in March on the claim he is a “threat to security”. Administrative detention allows Israel to imprison people without charge or trial for an indefinite amount of time.