Israel accuses Iran, Palestine and Lebanon of cyber-attacks
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran and its allies from Palestine and Lebanon of “non-stop” cyber-attacks on the “vital national systems” of the country. The websites of water, power and banking sectors were also vulnerable, he stated. In the past few months, the cyber-attacks were carried out directly by Iran and through its proxies Hamas and Hezbollah, he claimed. The Israeli Prime Minister did not specify the scope of the attacks, Netanyahu established a national cyber directorate in 2011 charged with guarding Israeli computer systems from disruption.
Jerusalem police deployed to protect women worshipers
An increased police presence guarded 300 members of the Women of the Wall group as they prayed at Jerusalem's Western Wall for the first day of the Jewish month of Tamuz. Hundreds of ultra-orthodox Jewish men turned out to protest the presence of the women, pelting them with eggs. In previous years the tensions escalated into violence.