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International News Jan 7, 2022 7:53 AM EST

Jerusalem Post website hacked by Pro-Iranian hackers on anniversary of Soleimani assassination

“We are close to you where you do not think about it.”

Jerusalem Post website hacked by Pro-Iranian hackers on anniversary of Soleimani assassination
Jonah Hoffman Jerusalem

On Monday, the Jerusalem Post said that it’s website and Twitter account were hacked by "pro-Iranian hackers."

The hackers also posted a picture of the Israeli nuclear facility in Dimona being attacked by a ballistic missile. The words "We are close to you where you do not think about it," appeared on the image, as well as on the website and Twitter.

The tweet has since been removed from the twitter account as well as a retweet of the image.

Twitter user, ShiaEagle, retweeted the image as well as a drawing of Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the commander of the Popular Mobilization Forces who was killed along with Soleimani during the strike at the beginning of 2021.

The Twitter account was also suspended.

In May 2020 the Jerusalem Post and other websites was hacked by other pro-Iranian hackers with an image of Tel Aviv on fire with then-Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu reached for a life vest with the words, "Be ready for a big surprise," appearing on the image.

Iran has been increasing its anti-Israel statements recently, including sending out an image online showing all the cities they planned on targeting in Israel marked in red. The highlighted areas included some Palestinian cities as well.

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