Thursday, September 27, 2007

Israeli Report on Internet Use by Arabic Groups

The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC) maintains a website with analysis of Internet use by various Arabic groups such as Hezbollah and Palestinian groups. The site details specific websites, a brief synopsis of content and technical information such as the IP addresses and ISPs hosting the sites which are summarized in the following quote:
"Technically, the PIJ's Internet network is supported by ISPs located in Iran (which hosts Qudsway , the PIJ's main site), Malaysia (one site), Canada (one site) and the United States (three sites). The pattern of having the main site Iranian and most of the others American has not changed since our previous examination, carried out in May 2006. That is true although the PIJ is clearly a terrorist organization and appears on the United States list of designated terrorist organizations. That provides an additional illustration that the Internet is the main medium through which the global jihad can spread its propaganda encouraging hatred and terrorism, and the radical Islamic ideology of the Palestinian terrorist organizations."
The Internet in the service of terrorist organizations: the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Internet network and the service providers by which the organization is supported (updated to September 18, 2007)

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