Two Zionist television news programs were briefly hacked, with images promoting Islam and a message suggesting a recent wave of fires was divine retribution shown in their place, reports said Wednesday.
Tuesday night’s incident came ahead of an expected vote in parliament on a bill to prevent the use of loudspeakers for early morning and late night calls to prayer at mosques.
Programs on privately owned Channels 2 and 10 were interrupted for around 30 seconds by images of Muslim sites, including AlQuds’ Haram al-Sharif.
A call to prayer was also played as well as a message that seemed to refer to divine retribution.
Zionist Channel 2 responded to the hacking stating: “Residents in northern Israel viewing Channel 2 via satellite TV reported that during the evening broadcast someone took over central control of the broadcast and played the voice of the muezzin.”
According to the news channel, a preliminary investigation found that the hackers took control of the satellite broadcasting in mostly Arab communities.
Zionist parliament is expected to take an initial vote on the bill to prevent the use of loudspeakers at mosques on Wednesday.
Major fires fed by high winds and dry conditions hit parts of the occupied territories last week, destroying hundreds of settlements and causing tens of thousands to evacuate.
In July 2014, pirates hacked the Zionist military’s Twitter account during that year’s war the entity launched on the Gaza Strip.
Source: Israeli media