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Anonymous Takes Down 1,000 Israeli Government and Business Websites

Anonymous Heart Merged With Gaza message

Anonymous has launched a new cyberattack campaign against Israel called #OpSaveGaza, taking down over thousand Israeli websitesAnonHQ

Hacker collective Anonymous has announced that it has taken down over a thousand of crucial Israeli websites in a huge new coordinated cyber-attack called ‪#‎OpSaveGaza‬ on 11 July and 17 July, in support of the people of Palestine.

Some of the websites, such as the Tel Aviv Police Department’s online presence, are still offline two days after the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and numerous Israeli government homepages have been replaced by graphics, slogans, and auto-playing audio files made by AnonGhost, the team of hackers who coordinated the attack.

The official Israeli government jobs website has had its homepage replaced by a graphic titled “Akincilar”, which is Turkish for the Ottoman Empire’s troops.

A message written in English and Turkish – presumably by Turkish hackers – and accompanied by pictures of Palestinians suffering says: “The Jerusalem cause is Muslims’ fight of honour” and says that people who fight for Palestine are “on the side of Allah”.

Another Israeli government website now bears an AnonGhost graphic and lists the usernames of 38 hackers.

An audio file that auto-plays when the page loads plays music and a synthesized newsreader clip, together with a message beseeching human rights organisations, hackers and activists to attack Israeli websites to become the “cyber shield, the voice for the forgotten people”.

Many of the websites have since been restored.

The hackers have also leaked lists of Israeli government email addresses obtained by hacking websites of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Ministry of Housing and Construction and much more.

Israeli websites belonging to restaurants, local businesses, associations, societies, academic foundations and even a symphony orchestra were also attacked, as well as a subdomain belonging to MSN Israel.

A message on the main Pastebin page and some of the hacked websites reads: “The act of launching rockets from Gaza sector to Israhell is an acceptable and normal reaction against those pigs, it’s called Resistance and not terrorism.

“Israhell never existed its only Palestine, it’s our home. If you are a Hacker, Activist, a Human Right Organisation then hack israel websites and expose to the world their crimes, show to the world how much blood is on their hands, blood of innocent children and women.”

Anonymous has previously run another campaign in April targeting Israeli websites, although on a smaller scale. About 500 websites went offline during the OpIsrael campaign and the hackers released the phone numbers and email addresses of some Israeli officials.

Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/opsavegaza-anonymous-takes-down-1000-israeli-government-business-websites-1457269


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Letter from Gaza by a Norwegian doctor

Mads Frederick Gilbert

Dearest friends,

The last night was extreme. The “ground invasion” of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying – all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent. The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza’s hospitals are working 12-24 hour shifts, grey from fatigue and inhuman workloads (without payment all in Shifa for the last 4 months), they care, triage, try to understand the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. HUMANS!

Now, once more treated like animals by “the most moral army in the world” (sic!). My respect for the wounded is endless, in their contained determination in the midst of pain, agony and shock; my admiration for the staff and volunteers is endless, my closeness to the Palestinian “sumud” gives me strength, although in glimpses I just want to scream, hold someone tight, cry, smell the skin and hair of the warm child, covered in blood, protect ourselves in an endless embrace – but we cannot afford that, nor can they. Ashy grey faces – Oh NO! Not one more load of tens of maimed and bleeding, we still have lakes of blood on the floor in the ER, piles of dripping, blood-soaked bandages to clear out – oh – the cleaners, everywhere, swiftly shovelling the blood and discarded tissues, hair, clothes,cannulas – the leftovers from death – all taken away … to be prepared again, to be repeated all over.

More then 100 cases came to Shifa in the last 24 hrs. Enough for a large well trained hospital with everything, but here – almost nothing: no electricity, water, disposables, drugs, OR-tables, instruments, monitors – all rusted and as if taken from museums of yesterday’s hospitals. But they do not complain, these heroes. They get on with it, like warriors, head on, enormously resolute. And as I write these words to you, alone, on a bed, my tears flow, the warm but useless tears of pain and grief, of anger and fear.

This is not happening! An then, just now, the orchestra of the Israeli war-machine starts its gruesome symphony again, just now: salvos of artillery from the navy boats just down on the shores, the roaring F16, the sickening drones (Arabic ‘Zennanis’, the hummers), and the cluttering Apaches. So much made in and paid by the US. Mr. Obama – do you have a heart? I invite you – spend one night – just one night – with us in Shifa. Disguised as a cleaner, maybe. I am convinced, 100%, it would change history. Nobody with a heart AND power could ever walk away from a night in Shifa without being determined to end the slaughter of the Palestinian people. But the heartless and merciless have done their calculations and planned another “dahyia” onslaught on Gaza.

The rivers of blood will keep running the coming night. I can hear they have tuned their instruments of death. Please. Do what you can. This, THIS cannot continue. Mads Gilbert MD PhD Professor and Clinical Head Clinic of Emergency Medicine University Hospital of North Norway – See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/middle-east/12920-letter-from-gaza-by-a-norwegian-doctor#sthash.s3VssLWi.dpuf


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Gaza in darkness amid heavy Israeli shelling 63 killed

Gaza

By Saoirse Bennett

“This could be a LAST message from the bleeding Gaza to all our friends the supporter of Palestine and to whom it may concerns, I’m trying to sum up the whole c…ase as I’m living this ongoing Genocide: Gaza is going into total DARKNESS at this moment as the Zionist fascist government started to cut the electricity supplies and the shortage of power has reached 90%. The heavy artillery shelling which started last night is going more ferocious and brutal, and one can count ten explosions in only five seconds !! all hit civilian districts leaving carnage everywhere. Deaths and and serious injuries toll is rising insanely every single minute with a majority of children murdered as they are being targeted as a priority to the children-killer Israeli military, Please get this out to the whole world although we expect NOTHING to halt that atrocity. Please keep Gaza in your prayers” – Mohammed Abo Omar Photography (East Gaza city) – Jehad Saftawi

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Imad and Qassim Alwan lie dead in a Gaza hospital after they were
killed in Israeli shelling (MaanImages).
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Twenty-six Palestinians including eight members of a single familywere killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip on Friday evening, while the death of a young man wounded earlier in the week brought the total number of deaths in Israel’s 11-day long assault to 298 and more than 2,200 injured.The deaths bring the total killed since the beginning of the ground invasion late Thursday night to 63, as deaths and injuries across the besieged coastal enclave soared on the first day of the assault in both the northern and southern regions of the territory.

Of the 63 killed since the beginning of the Israeli invasion, 26 died after Gazans broke their fast at sunset on Friday evening as Israeli air strikes pounded the Strip.

Eight members of the Abu Jrad family including four children were killed when a missile struck their home in Beit Hanoun including Naim Musa Abu Jrad, 23, Abd Musa Abu Jrad, 30, Siham Musa Abu Jrad, 26, Rija Aliyan Abu Jrad, and four children: Haniyah Abd al-Rahman Abu Jrad, Samih Naim Abu Jrad, Musa Abd al-Rahman Abu Jrad, 6 months, and Ahlam Musa Abu Jrad.

Four members of the Shaath family were killed and four were injured including one seriously after an air strike on their home in the Hayy al-Manara neighborhood of Khan Younis around 10:30 p.m.

Three members of the Abu Sneineh family were also killed in a strike on their home in eastern Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip and three others were injured. The dead were named by Gaza medical authorities as: Faysal Abu Sneineh, 32, Emad Faysal Abu Sneineh, 18, and Nizar Fayez Aub Sneineh, 38.

Muhammad Talal al-Saneh, 20, died around 10:30 p.m. as a result of an Israeli attack, Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said.

Ismail Ramadan Salmi, 23, was brought dead to the Gaza European Hospital, while Ghassan Salem Abu Musa Abu Azzab, 28, and his brother Muhammad Salam Abu Musa Abu Azzab, 19, from Hayy al-Manara in Khan Younis also died as a result of an Israeli attack.

Muhammad Saad Mahmoud Abu Saadeh was killed in an Israeli airstrike in eastern Khan Younis on Friday evening.

Hamza Mohammad Abu Hussein, 27, was killed in an airstrike on eastern Rafah on Friday evening, while Mohammad Abu Sa’da was killed in an artillery shelling eastern Khan Younis.

Imad and Qassim Alwan, both children, were killed as a result of artillery shelling in eastern Gaza City.

Rizk Ahmad al-Hayk, 2, perished in air strikes in Shawwa Square in Gaza City, while Sarah Muhammad Bustan, 13, was killed in Hayy al-Tuffah in Gaza City.

Yusif Ibrahim Hasan al-Astal, 23, died of wounds he sustained in Khan Younis a week ago.

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Israel launched Operation Protective Edge 11 days ago in what it said was an attempt to halt rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, which had increased in the weeks prior after Israel launched a massive assault against Hamas in the West Bank.

That assault — which left around 10 dead, 130 injured, and 600 Hamas-affiliated individual in Israeli prisons — came in response to the kidnapping and death of three Israeli youth in June, which Israel accused Hamas of involvement in.

Hamas has denied any involvement in the killings, and has instead accused Israel of exploiting the deaths to launch an all out assault on the group, one of the few in Palestine that maintains an armed wing capable of attacking Israel.

 

 


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Greece needs a third bailout?

Greece’s return to bond markets after a four-year exile hasn’t convinced economists it can avoid a third bailout.

Six out of 10 economists in a Bloomberg News survey said Greece will need to top up the 240 billion euros ($325 billion) of loans received from Europe and the International Monetary Fund since 2010, when it lost access to bond markets. The IMF forecasts Greece will have a 12.6 billion-euro financing gap next year.

“Greece’s ability to generate sufficient funds to cover that is not sufficient,” said Gianluca Ziglio, executive director of fixed-income research at Sunrise Brokers LLP in London, referring to the financing shortfall. “Eventually the European partners will have to come up with something to basically bridge the funding needs that Greece has from now to the time in which it can establish a regular and sizable market access.”

Greek bonds have rallied since the country undertook the biggest sovereign debt restructuring in history and came close to leaving the euro. That allowed the government to tap markets twice this year, raising 4.5 billion euros in three- and five-year bonds.

The yield on the 10-year benchmark fell as low as 5.59 percent last month, compared with a historic high of 44.21 percent in March 2012, on the eve of the restructuring. Yields have since ticked higher as missed debt payments by two companies in Portugal’s Espirito Santo group strained confidence in Europe’s peripheral markets. The yield on Greece’s 10-year bond was 6.22 percent at 10:21 a.m. in London.

Six-Year Slump

Greece’s government has turned around its public finances and is running a budget surplus before interest payments. The cuts it made to get there deepened the six-year slump that cost the country a quarter of its economic output and fueled popular opposition to the bailouts. As a result, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has repeatedly pledged that Greece won’t need another bailout or new austerity measures.

Some economists don’t believe him. The proportion of those surveyed who said more aid will be needed hasn’t changed since a poll in April, just before Greece sold bonds in a return to markets that Samaras hailed as a vote of investor confidence.

“Greece will need at least another two years before it can regain budgetary sovereignty,” said Michael Michaelides, a rates strategist at Royal Bank of Scotland Plc in London.“Given the IMF will continue disbursing funds under the program and that any debt relief will probably be conditional, Greece will have to pass quarterly tests for IMF money and debt relief anyway.”

Troika Returns

The European Commission forecasts Greece’s public debt will peak at 177 percent of gross domestic product this year. The country’s primary budget surplus of 0.8 percent of GDP last year commits its euro-area partners to additional debt relief, provided it can convince them that it’s also abiding by the structural economic reforms agreed to in the bailout.

full article at source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-17/greece-seen-in-third-bailout-as-bond-return-not-enough.html


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Gaza Up date (Israeli ground offensive )

Health officials in Gaza said 28 Palestinians were killed since the Israeli ground offensive began late Thursday, and as WaPo reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he has ordered Israel’s military to prepare for “a significant expansion” of its ground offensive into the Gaza Strip, declaring that tunnels built by Hamas could not be destroyed solely through airstrikes. As The Guardian reports, according to military analyst Alex Fishman, writing in Yedioth Ahronoth: “The tanks, which serve as the heart of the assault force, received an order to open fire at anything that moved.” Hamas warned Israel of the “dreadful consequences” of the conflict’s escalation, while the US urged its close ally to restrict itself to a “precise” operation.

 

Israeli troops entered the Gaza Strip at 10.30pm local time on Thursday, under massive supporting fire from air, sea and land.

According to military analyst Alex Fishman, writing in Yedioth Ahronoth: “The tanks, which serve as the heart of the assault force, received an order to open fire at anything that moved. The area and the targets are due to be seized by the morning hours. From here on, [the army] will start to clear the ground, in what could last for several days, depending on political developments.”

 

The initial aim is to destroy tunnels dug by Hamas from Gaza into Israel for the purpose of launching attacks, and to secure and expand the “buffer zone” inside Gaza’s perimeter in order to prevent short-range rocket launches into Israel.

 

However, Hamas is likely to attempt to suck Israeli troops deeper into Gaza, increasing the risk of military casualties.

And the Ground Operation is expanding…

full article at source: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-18/israel-overruns-gaza-tanks-ordered-open-fire-anything-moves

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