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By ROBERT ABEL

Hacktivist group Anonymous targeted several Israeli government websites and databases. The attacks came after the Israeli government threatened to shut down the internet for Palestinians along the Gaza strip.

“What they want to make sure this war doesn't continue ….and they don't support violence. they are worried about the children in israel. they're worried about what's going on and they want to stop it by hacking the way the israeli government is communicating with each other.”

In a video posted on Anonymous’ various social media platforms, the group insisted the internet attacks were used as a means to “protect the rights of Palestinian people who are threatened with silence.”

“For too long anonymous has stood by with the rest of the world and watched in despair at the barbaric, brutal and despicable treatment of the Palestinian people in the so called Occupied Territories by the Israeli Defense Force”

Their hacking attack primarily focused on companies that were supporting or providing weapons to the Israeli military. Fox Business reports...

“The cyber effort is targeting a cluster of Israeli websites, including those tied to the Israel Defense Forces, which carried out the airstrike on Wednesday that killed … the head of the military wing of Iran-funded Hamas. Anonymous is also targeting the websites of the Israeli Prime Minister’s office as well as Israeli banks, airlines and infrastructure sites.”

The group’s cyber attack is part of a broader campaign that Anonymous is calling #OpIsrael, protesting the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip. By Friday, the group claimed to have disrupted more than 600 Israeli sites, including the Tel Aviv municipal site. The group also claimed to have deleted databases for Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bank of Jerusalem. According to the BBC...

“Hours after the statement was launched, Anonymous posted a list of 87 sites it claimed had been defaced or attacked as part of OpIsrael. Many of the sites had their homepages replaced with messages in support of Hamas and the Palestinians”

Zdnet reports Anonymous has put together a care package in the event of an internet shut-down.

“In the scenario that the Israeli government's promises come true and Internet connections are severed. It contains useful information on evading IDF surveillance as well as basic first aid data.”

Anonymous threatens more action if Israel continues its occupation of the Gaza Strip.

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Nov 17, 2012

Anonymous Targets Israeli Government Websites

(Image Source: Gizmodo)

By ROBERT ABEL

Hacktivist group Anonymous targeted several Israeli government websites and databases. The attacks came after the Israeli government threatened to shut down the internet for Palestinians along the Gaza strip.

“What they want to make sure this war doesn't continue ….and they don't support violence. they are worried about the children in israel. they're worried about what's going on and they want to stop it by hacking the way the israeli government is communicating with each other.”

In a video posted on Anonymous’ various social media platforms, the group insisted the internet attacks were used as a means to “protect the rights of Palestinian people who are threatened with silence.”

“For too long anonymous has stood by with the rest of the world and watched in despair at the barbaric, brutal and despicable treatment of the Palestinian people in the so called Occupied Territories by the Israeli Defense Force”

Their hacking attack primarily focused on companies that were supporting or providing weapons to the Israeli military. Fox Business reports...

“The cyber effort is targeting a cluster of Israeli websites, including those tied to the Israel Defense Forces, which carried out the airstrike on Wednesday that killed … the head of the military wing of Iran-funded Hamas. Anonymous is also targeting the websites of the Israeli Prime Minister’s office as well as Israeli banks, airlines and infrastructure sites.”

The group’s cyber attack is part of a broader campaign that Anonymous is calling #OpIsrael, protesting the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip. By Friday, the group claimed to have disrupted more than 600 Israeli sites, including the Tel Aviv municipal site. The group also claimed to have deleted databases for Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bank of Jerusalem. According to the BBC...

“Hours after the statement was launched, Anonymous posted a list of 87 sites it claimed had been defaced or attacked as part of OpIsrael. Many of the sites had their homepages replaced with messages in support of Hamas and the Palestinians”

Zdnet reports Anonymous has put together a care package in the event of an internet shut-down.

“In the scenario that the Israeli government's promises come true and Internet connections are severed. It contains useful information on evading IDF surveillance as well as basic first aid data.”

Anonymous threatens more action if Israel continues its occupation of the Gaza Strip.

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