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Israeli hackers penetrate anti-Zionist sites
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Israeli hackers penetrate Hamas website
Fanat al-Radical hacking group successfully breaks into sites of Izz al-Din al-Qassam, leftist movements; previous information replaced with words of Israeli national anthem
Israeli hackers boasted Thursday about breaking into the website of Izz al-Din al-Qassam, Hamas’ military wing, which now displays a white screen and words in Arabic announcing technical difficulties.

 

The hacker group, which calls itself Fanat al-Radical (the fanatical radicals), also said that it broke into additional terror organizations’ sites and those of various leftist movements.

 

In a Ynet interview, a group representative who refused to reveal his name said, “We searched for relevant sites with the criteria we look for, whether leftist or anti-Zionist, and looked for loopholes. Our emphasis was always on the al-Qassam site.

 

"The criteria are defined as anti-Zionist or anti-Jewish sites that support or assist in harming Zionism and the existence of Israel as a Zionistic, Jewish state”.

 

According to him, the group consists of young adults from 16 to 18 years of age.

 

In addition to the Hamas military wing’s site, they also broke into the Balad political party site, that of the Hagada Hasmalit (the left bank), the Kibush (occupation) site and more.

 

The hacked sites are now equipped with an Israeli flag, the words of the Israeli national anthem "Hatikva" with vowels and pictures of Palestinian babies and children dressed as suicide bombers. A short explanation of why this specific site was broken into to begin with is also included.

 

The Left Bank site, considered by the group as “another site identifying with the left,” was broken into “due to its blatant anti-Zionist contents.”

 

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Despite the fact that the slogan, “Kahane was right” appears and with it, the symbol of the Kach party, a yellow and black fist, the groups’ members clarified that they are in no way connected to the Kahane Chai party, “except for many common opinions and agreement with Kahane’s ways, out of the understanding that there is no other choice.”

 

Fanat al-Radical is a new group of hackers whose members were members of another group called Kamikaz Team. “Since we didn’t want to include politics in Kamikaz, we created a parallel group that supports the destruction of Arab sites.

 

“This is our first operation under the new name but it isn’t the first time we have done similar things to Arab, anti-Zionistic sites,” said the representative.

 

When asked if he believes that hacking can lead to change, he said, “We want to convey the message that there are still people who care and who are sick and tired of governmental apathy. We believe in all ways of fighting back and our means is the internet. We will do anything that causes damage.”

 

The group feels that its first hacking campaign was successful, but they do not intend on stopping here. They said that they plan on orchestrating an additional attack in the future.

 

Politically and nationally-motivated site hacking is not new. Two months ago the Bank of Israel site was penetrated by a Muslim hacker that left messages against Israeli occupation and of the US invasion of Iraq.

 

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