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.”