Israeli occupation military accused Palestinian resistance group, Hamas, on Tuesday of building fake Facebook profiles where they pretended to be attractive young Israelis.
In a statement published on the IOF website, a senior intelligence officer said that the occupation army had been receiving dozens of reports from soldiers about suspicious social media profiles and apps since January.
The statement added that Hamas operatives built fake Facebook profiles or use stolen identities to pretend to be young women. Then, they would move the new relationship over to WhatsApp messenger to woo the soldiers into downloading fake apps.
Following reports of suspicious young ladies flirting with IOF personnel, the occupation military launched an operation codenamed “Broken Heart” and found out that the sham apps were available on the Google Play store. They have already been downloaded by 100 Israeli soldiers.
According to the statement, once downloaded, the apps would allow Hamas operatives to see the owner’s location and contact list, and to turn the cellphone into a recording device.