BEIRUT

Middle East

Turkish group hacks ESCWA website

The hacking group posted photos from the Gaza conflict on ESCWA's website. (The Daily Star/Screen Grab)

BEIRUT: A Turkish hacking group hacked ESCWA’s website, posting anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian messages on the U.N. body's official site.

The homepage of the U.N.’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia was modified early Thursday to contain images of Palestinian families carrying their wounded children and a variety of mocking questions, such as “Why don’t you care about the children of Gaza?”

Turkguvenligi also stamped its name across the website, writing, “Produced by #TurkGuvenligi ... From Turkey with love! Just for palestine ;).”

It was unclear when the group hacked the website, but it claimed responsibility on Twitter at around 4 a.m. By 9 a.m., the U.N. organization had restored the website to normal.

The defacement came on the 17th day of an Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 700 Palestinians, mostly civilians.

 

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