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      'Hacktivists' Vow to 'Erase Israel From Internet'

      “Hackers Anonymous” vows to “erase Israel from the Internet” in coordinated attack.
      By Arutz Sheva staff
      First Publish: 3/27/2013, 10:05 PM

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      A group of international hackers, dubbed “Hackers Anonymous,” has vowed to “erase Israel from the Internet” in a coordinated attack against the Jewish state scheduled to take place on April 7.

      The campaign, titled #OpIsrael, was initiated and announced by a hacker who goes by the name of Anon Ghost, the Arabian Gazette reported Wednesday.

      It is being supported by a number of other known hacktivists who have gained notoriety for carrying out similar state-targeted attacks.

      “Israel isn't stopping human rights violations. It’s to show solidarity with newly recognized Palestinian state,” one hacking team told The Hackers Post website, providing rationale for the campaign.

      The first #OpIsrael cyber-attacks were launched by the hacktivist group during Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense in November and affected hundreds of websites, according to the report.

      The military operation was implemented in response to the unremitting rocket attacks launched by Hamas terrorists in Gaza against the state of Israel and its civilians.

      “[T]he hacking teams have decided to unite against Israel as one entity…Israel should be getting prepared to be erased from the internet,” Anon Ghost told The Hackers Post.