Suspected Palestinian hackers interrupt TV broadcast with ominous message

"Stay in your homes, the story is not over...there is more to come," read the ominous text.

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March 11, 2016 23:24
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Suspected Palestinian hackers interupts Channel 2 broadcast

Suspected Palestinian hackers interupts Channel 2 broadcast

 
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Suspected Palestinians hackers briefly overtook an Israeli television broadcast Friday evening.

During the airing of a popular television show "Big Brother" on Channel 2, the broadcast was briefly interrupted by a clip showing images of terror attacks and threatening messages in Hebrew.

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"Stay in your homes," begins the ominous text. "The story is not over...there is more to come." 

At the bottom of the message reads in Arabic: "Al-Quds Intifada."

Al-Quds intifada refers to the rash of terrorist violence Israel has experience for some six months, seeing nearly 30 Israelis killed and dozens more injured.

Earlier in the day, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) together with the IDF and Israel Police shut down an Islamic Jihad media channel in Ramallah, according to security forces.

The move comes one day after the security-diplomatic cabinet approved a decision to close Palestinian media outlets that incite to terrorism against Israelis. The decision was taken following a spate of Palestinian knife and firearm attacks around the country in recent days.



The Falastin Al-Yom outlet is a television broadcast station, which also uses social media networks to send out its content.

The channel's manager, 34-year-old Faruk Aliat, from Bir Zeit, an Islamic Jihad operative who has been in an Israeli prison in the past, was arrested during the raid.

OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Roni Nume, citing 1945 emergency laws, declared the channel to be an illegal organization, paving the way for its closure.

Incitement to terrorism "serves the interest of terror organizations, to widen the circle of terrorists carrying out attacks against targets in Israel and Judea and Samaria," the Shin Bet said.

Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.


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