The international cabal of hackers known as Anonymous is threatening a cyber-attack on the Israeli government’s computers in response to its interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla on Friday.
In a video that was uploaded to YouTube, the groups warns that if the siege on Gaza is maintained, it will have no choice but to go on the attack.On Sunday, the websites of the IDF, Mossad and the Shin Bet security services were down. It is still not clear whether this was linked to threat of "Anonymous."
In the video, the group accused the Israeli government of breaching international law and of piracy, because IDF naval commandos boarded the boats 35 nautical miles from the coast, in international waters.
“We do not tolerate this kind of repeated offensive behavior against unarmed civilians,” the group said in the video message.
“We along with 127 countries recognize Palestine as a state for the people of Palestine and such acts by you and your military are acts of war against a sovereign nation,” they added.