BDS: Israel responsible for cyber attacks

Monday, June 06, 2016 |  Israel Today Staff

Recently the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions movement claimed that the Jewish State was directly involved in DDoS attacks against six BDS sites in February and March despite the fact that no smoking gun has been procured.

A statement on the BDS movement's main website claims that "around" six different BDS websites suffered distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in that time period. The statement explained that that it used a technical report that confirmed the attacks albeit without indicating the identity or the identities of the attackers.

The movement states that the attacks were highly advanced, which indicates Israel's direct involvement. Mahmoud Nawajaa, a senior BDS official, reportedly said, "These attacks smack of Israel’s despair at its growing isolation around the world, after failing for years to stem the growing support for the nonviolent BDS movement as a strategic and effective means to achieve Palestinian rights under international law."

Sima Vaknin-Gil, the director-general of the Ministry for Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy, which is the governmental body responsible for the fight against BDS, said at the beginning of the year that, "the ministry is interested in establishing a community of fighters" to battle the BDS campaign.

Erdan said at the conference, "We will do everything to expose the true intentions of BDS, who stands behind them and who funds them, so that the world will understand their intentions. Very soon, every BDS activist will know that they will pay a price for their actions."

Erdan's ministry received a budget to fight the boycott movement and has recruited some personnel from the Mossad, Shin Bet, and the Military Intelligence Directorate.

Erdan also stated, "Many quiet operations have been carried out over recent months that led to a series of accomplishments, operations that were intended to weaken de-legitimization organizations that are attempting to harm the country."

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