Palestinian GPS Around Check Points
By Micah Halpern
Tuesday August 6, 2019
I've Been Thinking:
A Palestinian tech company named Doroob created and app that can be downloaded through Google that will avoid Israeli check points and the long lines and waits that are involved.
The root D Ra Ba is found 58 times in the Koran. It's mentioned as Yadriba or as the noun Doroob and it means "to set forth."
Doroob Navigation uses crowd sourcing so people use their phones and the GPS to show where traffic in building up and to offer get updates and preferred routes.
Doroob operates much like Waze and Google Maps. But those systems were not very effective in the Palestinian areas - and this one is.
This company made their own maps and their own program.
Many check points are permanent, others change all the time. The IDF does that for security reasons. Although not its primary purpose, this program helps terrorists avoid the check points.
The IDF will have to work hard to stay out in front of this new software.
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