Friday, 13 January 2012

Video: Israelis in Jerusalem answer the question "Where ya from?"

Video by Deppen Webber

Gaza hackers target Israeli fire and rescue services

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Hackers claiming to be from the Gaza Strip defaced the website of the Israel Fire and Rescue services, posting a message saying "Death to Israel," a spokesman told AFP on Friday.

Fire service spokesman Yoram Levy said that attackers who identified themselves as the "Gaza Hackers Team" struck its website late on Thursday and posted a picture of Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon with footprints over his face.

"There was some writing in Arabic and a picture of Danny Ayalon," Levy said, adding that by Friday morning the site was largely back to normal."

Last week, Ayalon said Israel would respond to cyber-attacks in the same way it responds to violent "terrorist" acts, by striking back with force against hackers who threaten the Jewish state.

His remarks came after hackers claiming to be from Saudi Arabia published details of tens of thousands of Israeli-owned credit cards online.

Earlier this week, Ayalon said "Muslim extremists" had hacked his website putting it briefly offline.

Cyber activists have been locked in tit-for-tat hacking attacks since January 3 when a Saudi hacker called 0xOmar said he had posted details of 400,000 Israeli-owned cards online. more

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the OPT (05- 11 January 2012)

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)

A Palestinian woman was wounded by IOF in the Gaza Strip.

IOF have continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.

3 Palestinian civilian were wounded.

IOF arrested 5 Palestinian civilians, including a woman.

IOF conducted 68 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one into the Gaza Strip.

IOF arrested 20 Palestinians, including two children and a university professor.

IOF have continued to attack Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip.

IOF arrested 4 fishermen and confiscated their boat.

Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the OPT and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

Israeli soldiers arrested 6 Palestinian civilians, including two children, at various checkpoints in the West Bank.

Israel has continued efforts to create a Jewish majority in East Jerusalem.

IOF demolished some civilian facilities in al-‘Eizariya village.

IOF demolished some civilian facilities in al-‘Eissawiya village to establish a biblical garden.

IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.

IOF demolished 3 houses in al-Dyouk village, northwest of Jericho.

Israeli settlers burnt 3 cars in Deir Estia village, northwest of Salfit. more

Medics: Israeli fire injures 2 in Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces fired on the central Gaza Strip early Friday, injuring two people, medics said.

Medical services' spokesman in Gaza Adham Abu Salmiya told Ma'an that two people were moderately injured after forces shelled east of al-Bureij refugee camp shortly after midnight.

The injured were transferred to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, he said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said forces opened fire after they "saw a number of suspects approach the security fence and tamper with the ground suspiciously." more