Internet hacktivist group Anonymous has declared cyberwar on Israel, posting personal data of five thousand Israeli officials online.
The group used their Anonpaste.me site to address a message to the Israeli government before linking to the page with names, ID numbers and personal emails of 5,000 officials.
The message said: "It has come to our attention that the Israeli government has ignored repeated warnings about the abuse of human rights, shutting down the internet in Israel and mistreating its own citizens and those of its neighboring countries."
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.
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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Yesterday Turkey fired on Syria killing at least five civilians. The known victims are two adult females and three children. At least ten other civilians were wounded. Previously, stray munitions allegedly landed in Turkey killing Turkish civilians.
Turkey fired more munitions into Syria today. Casualties are unknown at this time.
Another mortar shell from Syria has struck Turkish territory, prompting a fourth straight day of retaliatory artillery fire, and reviving fears that the crisis in Syria could spiral into a regional conflict.
The latest shelling comes a day after Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Syria not to test Turkey's "limits and determination" and insisted that his country "was not bluffing" with its warnings.
Rebels seized a Syrian village near the Turkish border after hours of fierce fighting today in which 25 troops and three insurgents were killed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Rebels took control of Khirbat al-Joz, near the village of Jisr al-Shughur, which lies in northwest Syria about two kilometres (just over a mile) from the border, according to Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman.
BEIRUT: Recent border violence between Turkey and Syria endangers the lives of the nine Lebanese pilgrims still being held captive in Syria, a Shiite preacher following up on their case said Friday.
“The shelling at the Syrian-Turkish border constitutes a serious threat to the lives of the Lebanese kidnapped by the Syrian rebels, especially given that the captors are keeping them at a very delicate location,” Sheikh Abbas Zogheib, tasked by the Higher Shiite Islamic Council to follow up the kidnapped case, told The Daily Star.