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Hamas-affiliated website offers money for murder of soldiers

Many Israelis receive message in their e-mail inbox containing link to website offering $500 reward in exchange for murdering an Israeli soldier. Online terrorist made similar provocations in the past

"Kill the troops and get your money back. This is our motto." This message was sent Sunday to many Israelis via e-mail.


The message contained links to videos slandering Israel on the Youtube site, as well as a link to the website which offers a $500 reward for anyone who proves he intetionally murdered an Israel Defense Forces soldier by providing a photo and a news item.


It is not yet clear whether only Israelis had received the message or whether it was distributed to foreigners as well. The total number of recipients is also unclear. The site appears in Arabic and also features an English version, which was apparently translated from Arabic using an automatic translation tool in light of the many grammar mistakes.


The site details the steps one needs to take in order to win the cash prize which include providing a photo of the victim. In addition to suggestions for recommended weapons, the site states that the aim is to support the unemployed in Israel.


The only way to contact the administrators is through a contact form and the site doe not contain any details as to its founders or the organization supporting it.


According to Ynet's examination the site is included in Google's website hosting service and most of the domain administrator's details are fake.


The address stated reads "Israel" while the e-mail address listed was revealed to have been used to send previous messages to Israelis such as an e-mail from February 2009 allegedly sent by Hamas' military wing.


The site's address greatly resembles the one of a website which was closed in the past - a forum for students of the King Khalid University in Saudi Arabia


Initial information was received via Red Mail


פרסום ראשון: 01.03.10, 23:08
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