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    Anonymous Launches Attacks on Israeli Websites

    This image was placed on several Israeli websites allegedly defaced by the hacker group Anonymous.This image was placed on several Israeli websites allegedly defaced by the hacker group Anonymous.
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    This image was placed on several Israeli websites allegedly defaced by the hacker group Anonymous.
    This image was placed on several Israeli websites allegedly defaced by the hacker group Anonymous.
    VOA News
    The hacker group Anonymous announced early Thursday that it would begin attacking Israeli government and military websites in retaliation, it said, for Israel’s recent strikes against targets in the Gaza Strip.

    The announcement was made on Twitter.

    The group is calling the attacks #opIsrael, and within several hours they were claiming to have successfully taken down over 40 Israeli military and government websites.



    Anonymous also issued a press release, saying, “To the people of Gaza and the “Occupied Territories”, know that Anonymous stands with you in this fight. We will do everything in our power to hinder the evil forces of the IDF arrayed against you. We will use all our resources to make certain you stay connected to the Internet and remain able to transmit your experiences to the world. “

    The New York Times cited the Israel-based cyber security firm Radware as saying that most of the attacks by Anonymous were unsuccessful.

    One site the group boasted they had taken down was a Tel-Aviv city government website. VOA cannot confirm the claim, but at the time of publication the site was unavailable.

    Anonymous is also distributing what they call an “Anonymous Gaza Care Package,” which is supposed to contain instructions for those in the Gaza Strip on how to get back online should Israel cut off Internet access.

    The most recent eruption of violence between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip began Wednesday when the Israeli Defense Force killed Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jaabari. For two days, Israel has been launching air strikes against Hamas targets, while Hamas has continued to fire missiles into Israeli territory. The resulting violence has left at least 15 dead.

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    by: Anonymous
    November 16, 2012 2:59 PM
    Dagmar, I agree that this is an act of war, but I don't think hunting down the "Anonymous" hackers by the US and Israelis is wise. let me tell you, I work in this field and it is known across the world that if you mess up with the US or Israeli sites you are going to be found and disappeared... in an ugly way... they don't do it themselves mind you... they send the Russian Mafia or some such, and these guys brutality is horrific... so, please, this is hacking at the periphery... its not who you think it is... i would say it is far more likely that these guys are Iranians... and the US/Israel know exactly who they are... believe me they will get it when they least expect it

    by: Dagmar from: Canada
    November 15, 2012 9:33 PM
    this is an act of war... US/Israel should hunt down these guys... the US should unleash the Israelis and let them do what they do best.
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    by: Eddie from: Brooklyn, NY
    November 19, 2012 12:01 AM
    Amen!

    Furthermore, whatever the nationality or politics of those who deliver justice to these murdering scumbags, should also take care to deliver the same treatment to their entire families & all their friends.

    That kind of brutality is all these semi-human piles of protoplasm can possibly understand, as they've been killing each other for millennia.

    It's about time they learn - once & for all - they should never even think of messing with the Israelis, whom they're too stupid, jealous & hateful to recognize as anything other than unwelcome "new kids on the block," blinded by their mindless hatred to all the progress & new wealth created by this "new" nation, which has been where it is now for more than 2,000 years, while the idolatrous locals in those days were sacrificing their own children to idols of wood & stone, killing each other with as much emotion as they expressed while picking snot from their noses & dingle-berries from their assholes. Now they outfit their toddlers with fake military uniforms & real weapons. The "Palestinians," the ethnicity invented from zero by anti-Semitic marketing twerps in the wake of the '67 war, are not a single people & are linked by nothing but hatred of Jews & Israel.
    And yet, so strangely & mysteriously, the so-called Palestinians have the same DNA that we Jews do. How's that for fucked up?

    Anyway, as long as these fuckheads pursue their futile aggressions - that that will never ever be successful - we should unleash our energy: For every one of us they kill, we should kill at least 10 of them. And if that's not enough to dissuade them, then for each Jew they kill, we should kill 100 of them. And if they persist, then for 1 they should pay 1,000. Sooner or later, they'll either finally become cool or extinct. I'd prefer the former, but given my observation of what they're capable... at eh end of the day, I could give less of a fuck what happens to this bogus "nation" of lying, murdering swine.

    And good night, little redheads, wherever you are.

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