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The army told AFP, that “several incorrect tweets were posted” on its English spokesperson’s account @IDFspokesperson late on Thursday night. This information suggested the account had been “compromised.”
The account then posted an apology to its followers and had erased the hackers’ false messages come Friday morning.
The Internet hacking group, Syrian Electronic Army, claimed responsibility for the hack; posting a screen shot of the army’s Twitter page with at least two of its fake tweets.
The other tweet read “Always via @Official_SEA16 Long live #Palestine” linking directly to the SEA’s official account.
The hack came as Israel’s army was giving regular updates on some rocket fire from Gaza that was hitting southern Israel. This was apparently after cross-border exchanges, which included retaliatory air strikes by Israel. Israeli warplanes crushed targets inside Gaza on Thursday this week and militants had fired at least 34 rockets into Israel, the army said.
Israel had warned Hamas on Thursday to put a stop to rocket fire from its Gaza power base and sent army reinforcements into the Palestinian area.
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