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  1/1/2013, Tevet 19, 5773

Biometric Database Test Project to Begin Tuesday

Despite protests by privacy groups, Israel will begin amassing biometric data on its citizens beginning Tuesday.

The pilot program for the biometric database will greatly enhance the ability of authorities to identify terrorists, supporters of the project say – while those opposed believe that the program will give the state unprecedented opportunity to control the lives of Israelis.