Individuals purporting to belong to the hacking group Anonymous have released a video threatening Israel with an "electronic holocaust" for the country's alleged "crimes in the Palestinian territories."
"We'll erase you from cyberspace as we have every year, 7 April 2015, will be an electronic holocaust," the group said in a video posted online and delivered by a masked individual.
The specific date chosen is just one week before Yom HaShoa, or Holocaust Remembrance Day.
"Our message to the foolish Benjamin Netanyahu, and all leaders in the Zionist entities. As promised in previous attacks, we will continue to electronically attack until the people of Palestine are free," the hackers warned. "As shown in previous attacks, we will continue to invade and attack your devices, websites and personal data."
"To the government of Israel, you have not stopped your endless human right violations," the hacker group continued. "You have not stopped illegal settlements. You killed thousand people as in the last war against Gaza in 2014 . You have shown that you do not respect international law. This is why that on April 7 2015, elite cyber-squadrons, from around the world, will decide to unite in solidarity, with the Palestinian people, against Israel, as one entity to disrupt and erase Israel from cyberspace."
Israeli media outlet Ynetnews reported that hackers did target Israel last year on April 7, but only succeeded at bringing down a few sites temporarily.
In 2013, Israeli supporters appeared to strike back at Anonymous-affiliated hackers by taking down one of their websites.
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