- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 3, 2014

The pro-Assad hacker group Syrian Electronic Army infiltrated the verified Twitter account for the Israel Defense Forces and posted a pro-Palestinian message Thursday afternoon.

The account @IDFSpokesperson tweeted “Long live Palestine” to its 251,000 followers before deleting it Thursday.

Another fake message read: “WARNING: Possible nuclear leak in the region after 2 rockets hit Dimona nuclear facility.”

Both messages were deleted and an apology was issued.

“We apologize for the incorrect tweets. Our twitter account was compromised. We will combat terror on all fronts including the cyber dimension,” the account tweeted.