Israel’s Channel 10 TV Station Hacked by Hamas

Hackers from Hamas military wing in Palestine hacked the satellite communication of the Channel 10 TV station in Israel on Monday for a few minutes.

The hackers behind the hack were Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, who took over the satellite broadcast of the TV station and changed the ongoing transmission with images of Palestinian citizens affected and wounded by Israeli airstrikes over Gaza Strip.

Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades hackers also left a message on images vowing to retaliate if Israeli government did not stop.

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The image that replaced Channel 10’s transmission.

“Your government chose the opening hour of this campaign. If your government does not agree to our terms, then prepare yourself for an extended stay in shelters,” according to the message.

Another image shows a message in Hebrew.

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‘Your government chose this offensive’ says the message in Hebrew.

A third image warns Israelis for a retaliation if the government did not stop attacking Gaza.

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Prepare to stay in bomb shelters for a long time, Hamas tells Israeli viewers, according to the message

After the incident, Israeli viewers received a transmission through digital converters. Israel’s Ynetnews has confirmed the incident.

Hamas hacked the same Channel 10 and Channel 2 in 2012 during Operation Pillar of Defense, conducted by Israeli Defense Forces on Gaza Strip, according to a report by Israel National News.

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