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The international hacker group Anonymous focused its fire on Israel on this date in 2014, for the second time since Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) 2013 — and with a third attack expected today, April 7, 2015. The targets of #OpIsrael have included websites of Israel’s prime minister, the Bank of Israel, the country’s American embassy, and the IDF, among others. The Israeli government, said the warning video this year, “killed thousands of people, as in the last war against Gaza in 2014... [and has] shown that you do NOT respect international law. We are coming back to punish you again. We always say expect us but you always fail. We are unexpected; we’ll show on 7 April 2015 what the electronic holocaust means...” Anonymous emerged in 2003 and can be identified in public by their Guy Fawkes masks. They have supported Wikileaks and the Occupy movement; they have attacked credit card companies, copyright defenders, ISIS, Scientology, the Ku Klux Klan, the U.S. government, governments in Tunisia, Brazil, Turkey, Uganda, and elsewhere, and other corporations and culturally conservative groups. In November, 2013, Anonymous protesters gathered in a “Million Mask March” in 400 cities around the world to coincide with Guy Fawkes night. To see a video of warning supposedly from Anonymous, click here and scroll down.
“Anonymous is tired of corporate interests controlling the Internet and silencing the people’s rights to spread information, but more importantly, the right to SHARE with one another.... The Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America feign to aid the artists and their cause; yet they do no such thing. In their eyes is not hope, only dollar signs. Anonymous will not stand this any longer.” —Anonymous, 2010