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Israeli Jerusalem Post was hacked on the anniversary of the murder of an Iranian general

An image posted on the news website came down from a long-related fist with Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. drone attack in Iraq on January 3, 2020. The missile was included.

The illustration on JPost.com shows a bullet-shaped object popping out of a red ring worn on a finger. This shows the unique ring worn by Solei Mani in Iran. (Screenshot / JPost.com)

Hackers targeted Israeli newspaper websites on the anniversary of the murder of a prominent Iranian general and replaced their content with images that threatened sites related to Israel’s undeclared nuclear weapons program. I did.

No group immediately claimed responsibility, but an image posted on the Jerusalem Post website shows Kasem Soleimani, an Iranian general who was killed in a US drone strike in Iraq two years ago. Included a missile that came down from a fist with a ring that had long been associated with.

The image contained an exploding target from recent Iranian military training designed to look like the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center near the city of Dimona.

The facility already has a decades-old underground laboratory that reprocesses spent rods in nuclear reactors to obtain weapon-grade plutonium for Israel’s nuclear bomb program.

Under the policy of nuclear ambiguity, Israel neither confirms nor denies possession of nuclear weapons.

In a tweet, he admitted that the Jerusalem Post was the target of hackers.

“We are aware of the obvious hacks on our website, alongside the direct threat to Israel,” the English newspaper wrote. “We are working to resolve the issue and thank our readers for their patience and understanding.”

Assassination of Solemani

There was no immediate response from the Israeli government. The hack occurs in late December after a former Israeli military intelligence director publicly admitted that his country was involved in the killing of Solei Mani.

Iran also didn’t immediately admit hacking at the beginning of Monday. But recently, the country has strengthened the memorial to the murdered Revolutionary Guard generals. A memorial service was scheduled for Monday to commemorate his death.

As the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, Kood, or Jerusalem, Soleimani led all expeditionary forces and made frequent round trips between Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. Members of the Quds Forces unfolded into a long war in Syria to support Bashar al-Assad, the leader of the administration. The 2003 US invasion also defeated Tehran’s longtime enemy, the dictator Saddam Hussein.

Solei Mani became prominent by advising troops fighting the Daesh group in Iraq and Syria on behalf of the embarrassed Assad.

U.S. officials say guards under the Soleimani administration have taught Iraqi militants how to make and use particularly deadly roadside bombs against US troops after the invasion of Iraq. Iran denied it.

Soleimani himself continues to be popular with many Iranians who see him as a hero fighting Iranian enemies abroad.

Source: Reuters



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