Hackers took over the official Palestinian Authority news agency
website on Sunday and published a report on a file allegedly leaked
from the PA’s General Intelligence, Ma’an news agency reported.
The Wafa news site was briefly inaccessible on Sunday morning.
Hackers published a report allegedly based on a PA intelligence
document revealing that the Ramallah-based government had founded a
Geneva-based human rights organization as a front for intelligence
The report was previously published on In Light Press and Kofia Press
websites, which were among several news sites blocked by PA Attorney
General Ahmad al-Mughni earlier this year.
The PA’s official Voice of Palestine radio said groups working
agsinst the PA were behind the attack on Wafa and noted that the
hackers sought “to interrupt one of the official Palestinian sources
of news for suspicious purposes.”