Anonymous hack hundreds of Israeli websites, delete Foreign Ministry database in support of Gaza

17 November, 2012RT

Anonymous has launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael on almost 700 Israeli websites

Anonymous has launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael on almost 700 Israeli websites

Hacker group Anonymous has launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael on almost 700 Israeli websites, protesting against Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza. Israeli media confirmed the group’s move.

The hackers reportedly took down websites ranging from high-profile governmental structures such as the Foreign Ministry to local tourism companies’ pages.

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Anonymous warns Israel: ‘No one cuts Gaza internet on our watch!’

15 November, 2012

An Israeli protester, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. (AFP Photo / David Buimovitch)

An Israeli protester, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. (AFP Photo / David Buimovitch)

The hacktivist group Anonymous is angry at Israel, and not just for launching deadly airstrikes on Gaza. Members say the Israeli government “crossed a line in the sand” when it threatened to sever internet and other telecommunications in Gaza.

In a press statement published online, Anonymous issued a warning to the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and the Israeli government, ordering them to not shut down the internet in the occupied territories and to cease and desist from their“terror upon the innocent people of Palestine.”

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