Hamas hackers ignite laughter

Terror group launches social media campaigns meant to freak out Israelis but instead get edited for poor grammar.

twitterThe cyber war between the IDF and Hamas has seen dozens of messages on Twitter feeds, via Flickr and on YouTube. Now, for the first time, Hamas hackers opted to attack the Israeli audience by launching personal threatening social media campaigns. It hasn’t turned out quite the way the hackers would have wanted.

Hackers identifying with Hamas have sent threatening text messages to Israeli mobile phone numbers, via Twitter and on Facebook feeds. The problem: The Hebrew grammar and spelling are riddled with errors. Instead of causing fear – as intended – Israelis have reposted the messages with corrections and tips on how to better construct a threatening message.

Earlier this week, Hamas hackers overtook the Domino’s Pizza Israel Facebook page, posting threatening messages against Israelis. They didn’t know Israelis have been punching out jokes at a quick pace. Hamas hackers wrote: “Today will strike deep in Israel, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Ashkelon, Ashdod more than 2000 rockets. We’ll start at 7. Counting back towards the end of Israel … Be warned!”

An Israeli response read: “Hey, please reserve a missile for me with jalapenos, green olives, extra cheese, and mushrooms. You have my address. Tell the delivery boy to activate the alarm when it is arriving, so I know to put my pants on.” hamas pizza

When the site was returned to its rightful ownership, Domino’s posted a photo of a Hamas terrorist with this text: “You cannot defeat….The Israeli hunger for pizza!”

Hamas also posted a music video showing how it plans to destroy Israel on YouTube. The comment section is filled with Israelis saying the video has become a hit choice for listening in the bomb shelters.

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About Viva Sarah Press

Viva Sarah Press is an associate editor and writer at ISRAEL21c. She has extensive experience in reporting/editing in the print, online and broadcast fields. Her work has been published by international media outlets including Israel Television, CNN, Reuters, The Jerusalem Post and Time Out.
  • Cpt_Justice

    And that’s a big victory for Hamas, too: temporarily taking over an Israeli pizza website. RME…

  • jillian1959

    I need a lesson in Israeli resilience!

  • milandroid

    Too bad the music video was removed due to hate speech. Anywhere else we can watch it?