Hacktivist group Anonymous has threatened to unleash “electronic holocaust” on Israel in early April, according to video by the group posted to YouTube.
“As we did many times, we will take down your servers, government websites, Israeli military websites, banks and public institutions,” a spokesperson wearing the group’s signature Guy Fawkes mask mimed along with a computer-generated voiceover.
The figure said Anonymous will “erase” Israel from cyberspace on April 7 in an “electronic holocaust.”
“Our message to the foolish Benjamin Netanyahu and all leaders in the Zionist entities, we will continue to electronically attack until the people of Palestine are free,” the figure said.
The attack — the fourth in as many years — falls just over a week before Israel’s April 16 Holocaust Remembrance Day, and comes in response to continued “aggression, bombing, killing and kidnapping of the Palestinian people, as in the last war against Gaza in 2014,” according to the video.
“A message to the youth of Palestine, you are a symbol of freedom, resistance and hope: we are with you and will continue to defend you,” the video states.
In previous years the group has targeted websites belonging to the Israeli Defense Forces, the prime minister’s office, the Bank of Israel and the Embassy of Israel to the United States, according to Newsweek.