Anonymous hackers have defaced a number of Israeli websites as a form of protest against the actions of the country’s government.
One of the targets of Operation Israel was ziner.co.il, a website breached by LulzPirate protest against Israel’s involvement in Palestine.
Besides this website, Anonymous activists also defaced Letters For Israel (lettersforisrael.com), a service designed to give pro-Israel advocates the chance to make their voices heard. On the defaced page, the hackers posted a message for Josh Haste, the site’s founder.
“Dear Josh Hasten, You have been guilty in supporting the Zionist State, by writing pro-zionism articles in New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Time Magazine, and many others. The Zionist State is not innocent, it is killing innocent people, it’s time for you to know the truth. We have taken your website down,” they wrote.
The same hackers breached and defaced MyIsrael.us, posting a similar message and a video in which Israel is accused of controlling the media.
“Dear Citizens of the world, Israel controls America, Canada and more media news. The truth is always hidden, and yet people support the Zionism. Watch this video and observe the truth about the media being controlled by a lethal Zionist State,” Anonymous wrote next to the video.
Finally, they altered the main page of falcon.co.il, a website owned by a company that offers surveillance cameras. The hacktivists took the opportunity to commemorate pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie.
“This is for the loving memory of Rachel Corrie. An Israeli court has ruled in a civil case that the Israel army was not at fault in the bulldozer death of American pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie. Israel must be punished for all the killing on innocent people!! #OpIsrael is here to stay until the Zionist State stops the occupation and the killings,” they explained.
At the time of writing, all the sites still display the messages posted by the hackers.