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'Gaza Hackers' Breach MK Yuli Edelstein's Website

The website of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein was hacked today.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 7/31/2012, 5:04 PM

Minister Yuli Edelstein
Minister Yuli Edelstein
Israel news photo: Flash 90

The website of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein (Likud) was hacked today by a group dubbed “the hacker group of Gaza.”

MK Edelstein, who has come under fire from Arab extremists as the result of his steadfast and unwavering work on behalf of the State of Israel, responded by calling the hacking attack “an act of terrorism like any other.”

The hackers, wrote “Death to Israel” and “Free Al Aksa Mosque” on the site, as well as a number of other similar messages, and demanded that Israel stop building in Judea and Samaria, stop the “aggression in Gaza” and release all ‘Palestinian’ prisoners.

There were a number of Hebrew errors on the hacked site, which may indicate that the perpetrators are not native Hebrew speakers and that translation software may have been used.

"No one will succeed in stopping my work for Israeli public diplomacy and on behalf of the settlers of Judea and Samaria,” Edelstein said following the attack. “We defeat our enemies everyday on every front and we will continue to do so on the Internet and in the media as well."