Hamas claims it hacked IDF computers to leak sensitive details of previous operations

The Palestinian group boasted that it hacked the official computers to obtain the video it later uploaded online

Ben Tufft
Sunday 14 December 2014 14:58 GMT

Hamas, the Palestinian-based Islamic group, claim they have hacked into IDF computers and leaked sensitive details of the defence force’s previous operations.

Footage of part of Protective Edge, the IDF’s operation in the Gaza Strip against Hamas, emerged last night. It was entitled: “Video obtained from the hacking of military computers of the Zionist enemy by the Al-Qassam Brigades.”

Arabic captions in the video read: “On 19 July, an operation was performed to penetrate behind enemy lines during Operation Protective Edge.

“Our fighters were ambushed for six hours in enemy territory, until they reached the set goal: three jeeps. During an attack two jeeps were hit and we killed several [IDF soldiers].”

A spokesperson from the IDF told Israel National News: “Some of the content distributed by Hamas is recognised by the military.

“There is no inquiry [into the issue]. We are investigating whether it was leaked from a classified network.”

This episode is the latest in a series of leaks from the IDF. Previously unseen footage of another terrorist attack on 8 August was recently released by Hamas to an Arabic language website. It is not believed this video was obtained by hacking.

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