27 Aug 2019

Israel Appears to Attack Four Countries in Two Days, Bombing Iran’s Allies Across Middle East

Tensions in the Middle East have surged since last weekend as the result of Israeli attacks on targets in four different countries, all of them allied with Iran. While the Israeli military recently claimed strikes on targets in Syria and the Palestinian-administered Gaza Strip, it is also thought to be

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26 Aug 2019

Israeli warplanes hit Gaza after Palestinian rocket fire: Army

Israel on Monday carried out airstrikes on Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip, the country’s military said, adding that the operation was a response to three rockets launched “from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.” However, Hamas denied that it or any other Palestinian faction had carried out rocket

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02 Aug 2019

Microsoft Slammed For Investment In Israeli Facial Recognition ‘Spying On Palestinians’

Privacy advocates are accusing Microsoft of investing in surveillance technology that is used to spy on people whose human rights are being trampled upon by authorities. In particular, activists criticize the tech giant’s funding of AnyVision, an Israeli facial recognition firm that provides technology used to carry out surveillance on

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10 Jun 2019

US Ambassador Says Israel Has Right to Annex Parts of West Bank

The United States ambassador to Israel, David M. Friedman, believes that Israel has the right to annex some “but unlikely all,” parts of the Israeli occupied West Bank. Friedman’s provocative statement in a Saturday interview provides support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who stated in April that he is

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15 May 2019

Israeli TV Eurovision webcast hacked with fake missile alert

On Tuesday, threat actors hacked into the online video stream of the Eurovision semi-finals held in Tel Aviv, Israel and used their access to issue fake warning messages of a missile attack on the city. They also broadcast animated satellite footage showing explosions across Tel Aviv. KAN, the Israeli TV

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06 May 2019

In a first, Israel responds to Hamas hackers with an air-strike

In the midst of escalating violence between Israel and militants in Gaza over the weekend, Israel became the first country to use kinetic force to respond to a cyberattack in real-time. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) claimed that Hamas hackers launched a cyberattack against its systems on Saturday. After thwarting

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10 Apr 2019

Gaza Cybergang Blends Sophistication Levels in Highly Effective Spy Effort

Kaspersky Lab has released new research on an Arabic speaking advanced persistent threat group (APT) engaged in cyber-espionage. The group, dubbed the Gaza Cybergang, has been active since 2012 and has already targeted around 240 high-profile victims, including “embassies, government entities, media outlets and journalists, activists, political parties and individuals,

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09 Apr 2019

Netanyahu’s Talk of West Bank Annexations Is a Blow to Peace but No Surprise, Palestinians Say

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent remarks that if he is reelected, he will annex Israeli settlements in the Israeli occupied West Bank and reject the formation of a Palestinian state, describe what would be the final nail in the coffin of a potential two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian

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26 Mar 2019

Fighting Between Israel and Hamas Quiets After a Night of Heavy Fire

With the Israeli legislative election only 2 weeks away, tensions between Israel and Gaza militants escalated last night, with rockets being fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel, while the Israeli army launched airstrikes on various targets in the densely populated strip. Gaza is controlled by Hamas and has been

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07 Mar 2019

Attacks by Israeli settlers surge as West Bank tensions boil

Terror attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank are on the rise, the United Nations (UN) and other organizations are warning. According to Shin Bet, the security agency of Israel, 295 attacks of this kind took place in 2018, a 40% increase compared to the year before.

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