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Hacking group threatens 'crusade' against Israel

Published 11/02/2012 | 05:00

A video released in the name of the computer hacking group "Anonymous" promised a "crusade" against Israel's "reign of terror" yesterday, the latest threat in the cyber-war between the country's supporters and opponents, writes Donald Macintyre.

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The clip warned the Israeli government that the group would begin a three-part campaign by "systematically removing you from the internet."

A robotic voiceover on the video said Israel's "Zionist bigotry" had displaced or killed "a great many". The voiceover also accused Israel of having "taken steps to ensure a nuclear holocaust".

The video follows the recent hacking of the personal details of thousands of Israeli credit cardholders. Hackers also briefly shut down computer networks at the Tel Aviv stock exchange and the airline El Al last month. (© Independent News Service)

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