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Israeli hackers took down a website run by Hamas on Tuesday, and warned
that the web company which hosted the site will be their next target.
The "IDF Team" hacker group took responsibility for the attack.
affected website, www.qasssam.ps, is run by Hamas's Izzadin al-Qassam
Brigades terrorist force, and often displays content celebrating rocket
fire on Israeli civilians from Gaza.
The website was unavailable after IDF Team said it would take the site offline.
Team added that it had first sent an email to the Nashirnet web hosting
company asking them "to remove the Hamas terrorist site. But we got a
The hackers warned that Nashirnet "will take the fall as well."
"In the future, we hope for more collaboration to avoid action like this," the hackers wrote.
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Earlier on Tuesday, computer hackers from the Arab world attacked the Israeli internet news portal Ynet
, temporarily taking the site offline.
The site was back online within an hour.
The attack was the latest in a spate of hacking attacks
against Israeli websites. The Hebrew website of Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz
was disabled by hackers
last month. Jpost.com staff contributed to this report
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