As Israeli ground forces push into Gaza to remove militant Islamic troops and missiles, hacking teams from both sides ply their trades. Reports of multiple site hacking, denial of service attacks and defacement are being reported by both camps in this struggle for Israel’s right to exist.
Israeli Attacks on Hamas
According to the The Jerusalem Post, Israeli hackers have either taken down or blocked numerous Hamas and Palestinian websites. Though several seem back up now, these included:
- Qudstv.ps, Hamas’ official website
- Gaza Alan
Visiting Al Qassam’s website today will reveal the screenshot taken above with the message, “This website is subjected to intense attacks“.
Hamas and Hacktivist attacks on Israel
Pro-Hamas hackers and militant Islamic hacktivist groups have targeted several military and civilian Israeli sites. Earlier this month the IDF’s Twitter page was compromised by the Syrian Electronic Army.
This week, part of Israel’s channel 10 TV was hacked by the Hamas military wing causing some viewers to see a pro-Hamas message as seen below:
And on the lighter side, Dominoes Israel Facebook page was hacked last week with posts claiming, “Today will strike deep in Israel, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Ashkelon, Ashdod more than 2000 rockets. We’ll start at 7. Counting back towards the end of Israel … Be warned!“
Which brought an Israeli response of, “Hey, please reserve a missile for me with jalapenos, green olives, extra cheese, and mushrooms. You have my address. Tell the delivery boy to activate the alarm when it is arriving, so I know to put my pants on.“
It would seem that even Domino’s pizza took it light hearted, after they regained control of the page they apparently posted a picture of a Hamas militant with the caption, “You cannot defeat….The Israeli hunger for pizza!“
Pro-Hamas hackers haven’t just focused on Israeli targets, a Synagogue in Philadelphia was also just hacked.
The violence and loss of life as Israel struggles against militant Islamic aggression is a tragedy. Further dividing of Israel will not bring peace, all it has done so far is to provide new rocket launching areas for militant rockets. Providing a “Two State” solution is also not the answer, as it was already tried and failed. The British Mandate for Palestine and Trans-Jordan provided a “Two State” solution (with Arab leaders blessing) in the 1920′s. With this deal Palestine was divided between Jews and Muslims with Arabs getting 80% of the land and Israel only 20%.
This did not bring peace as militant Islamists demand even more land from Israel, even though they were given 80% of the territory for Muslim Palestinians to live. The truth is, they do not want Israel’s land – they do not want Israel to exist.
As Golda Meir once said, “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”