| Unit 8200 |
|Parent organization||Israel/Defense Forces|
|Headquarters||Camp Glilot, Israel|
Most important SIGINT base
Israel’s most important intelligence-gathering installation is only a 30km drive into the Negev desert from Beersheba prison – where those taking part in the Gaza aid flotilla were briefly detained this June. The base has rows of satellite dishes that covertly intercept phone calls, emails and other communications from the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. Its antennas monitor shipping and would have spied on the aid ships in the days before they were seized. 
|Unit 8200 SIGINT base near Urim|
The unit also has listening posts on the Occupied Syrian Golan Heights, but they are focused almost exclusively on Syrian, Lebanese and Iranian signals interception.
Tech sector alumni
A Forbes article by Former Unit 8200 member Gil Kerbs, stated that "Israel's high-tech world is "flooded" with Unit alumni, as entrepreneurs and company founders or junior and senior executives.":
- Amos Harel, Mystery surrounds suicide of officer from elite intel unit, Haaretz, 5 June 2009.
- Israel's omnicient ears- An article by Nicky Hager published in Le Monde Diplomatique 4 September 2010