Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Palestinian news sites hit by hackers as cyber war continues

Both the Ma'an News Agency and the Palestinian Authority’s news service, WAFA, have on Tuesday suffered from repeated attacks by hackers, leading to periods where their news sites have been inaccessible.

Comments from the agencies to the Associated Press, stated that they were unaware as to the source of the attacks, but they do follow recent digital scuffles between Israeli hackers and those that support Palestinians.

On Sunday the website of the National Assembly of Palestinian Martyrs Families, based in Ramallah, was hacked, and prior to this hackers had brought down websites of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Israel's El-Al International Airlines, and the Hebrew language version of Israeli daily Haaretz. more

Farmer shot and injured while tending his land east of Gaza City

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian farmer on Tuesday east of Gaza City, medical officials and an Israeli military official said.

Emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya said the farmer, who was not identified, suffered a gunshot wound while tending his land east of Gaza City.

He was taken from the Shajaiyeh area to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City where he was determined to be moderately injured, Abu Salmiya said. more