Israel has launched a fresh round of attacks on the Gaza strip, some of the deadliest in nearly four years. Israel has bombed 20 or more sites and risks launching a new war in the Middle East. Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu has been especially hawkish over the summer towards Iran but without American support he has turned his attention over to the Israeli occupied territory of the Gaza strip in Palestine. The brutality against the Palestinian people is further proof of the need for Palestine to be a free and independent state and occupying forces to leave their territory. The tyranny over and oppression of the Palestinian people has gone on to long. Israel is attempting to cut off internet access to the region but Anonymous has stepped in to offer their support. We here at Geeked Out applaud their effort to fight such oppression. Anonymous is no stranger to supporting dissent and fighting tyranny. During Iranian protests before the Arab Spring the supported the people through DDoS attacks on Iranian government websites and helped support the Egyptian people during ousted President Mubarek's reign.
Anonymous released in a public statement:
"For far to long, Anonymous has stood by with the rest of the world and watched in despair the barbaric, brutal and despicable treatment of the Palestinian people in the so called "Occupied Territories" by the Israel Defense Force. Like so many around the globe, we have felt helpless in the face of such implacable evil. And today's insane attack and threatened invasion of Gaza was more of the same. But when the government of Israel publicly threatened to sever all Internet and other telecommunications into and out of Gaza they crossed a line in the sand. As the former dictator of Egypt Mubarack learned the hard way - we are ANONYMOUS and NO ONE shuts down the Internet on our watch. To the IDF and government of Israel we issue you this warning only once. Do NOT shut down the Internet into the "Occupied Territories", and cease and desist from your terror upon the innocent people of Palestine or you will know the full and unbridled wrath of Anonymous. And like all the other evil governments that have faced our rage, you will NOT survive it unscathed. To the people of Gaza and the "Occupied Territories", know that Anonymous stands with you in this fight. We will do everything in our power to hinder the evil forces of the IDF arrayed against you. We will use all our resources to make certain you stay connected to the Internet and remain able to transmit your experiences to the world. As a start, we have put together the Anonymous Gaza Care Package - http://bit.ly/XH87C5 - which contains instructions in Arabic and English that can aid you in the event the Israel government makes good on it's threat to attempt to sever your Internet connection. It also contains useful information on evading IDF surveillance, and some basic first aid and other useful information. We will continue to expand and improve this document in the coming days, and we will transmit it to you by every means at our disposal. We encourage you to download this package, and to share it with your fellow Palestinians to the best of your ability. We will be with you. No matter how dark it may seem, no matter how alone and abandoned you may feel - know that tens of thousands of us in Anonymous are with you and working tirelessly around the clock to bring you every aid and assistance that we can."
We here at Geeked Out will keep you posted on developments as they happen within Gaza regarding #OpIsrael.