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TEL AVIV – The Gaza-based terror group Hamas hacked into a web-based livestream of the Eurovision Song Contest with a fake warning of an imminent rocket attack, the head of Israel’s Kan public broadcaster said on Wednesday.
Kan’s livestream of the semi-final was interrupted with a two-minute message purportedly from the IDF telling viewers to take shelter from a rocket attack. The warning, which included footage of a rocket strike, ended with the ominous threat, “Israel is not safe, you will see.”
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Kan CEO Eldad Koblenz told Army Radio that Hamas was behind the cyberattack. According to the Times of Israel, that was later confirmed by the National Cyber Directorate.
Koblenz said the effort was “trivial” and that it was over in matter of minutes.
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“I think this was Israel’s fastest victory over Hamas in history,” he joked.
The Palestinian-led BDS movement has urged artists, music fans and broadcasters to boycott the contest, saying it is “whitewashing” Israel’s crimes.
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