After Azaan Ban, Hackers Play Prayers on Israeli TV Channels

Regular TV transmission in Israel was interrupted by hackers on Thursday, where hackers forced viewers to listen to Azaan, the Islamic call to prayers.

According to reports, hackers claim that transmission of two channels (Channel 2 and Channel 10) was abruptly interrupted. To add insult to injury, the incident happened during peak hours.

After the Azaan was aired, the channels’ transmission was halted and some Hebrew words followed on the screen.

Channel 2 confirmed the hacking news by uploading the video footage of when the Azaan was aired. In the foreground, photos of various holy mosques were being broadcast, including Al-Aqsa mosque.

The incident is said to be an act of retaliation against the Israeli government passing a bill which prohibits mosques in Israel the use of  loudspeakers during Azan. The ban has drawn a lot of criticism with calls for it to be lifted from across the world.

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  • This is wrong, how would we feel if they did the same to us?

    I understand that they are resentful towards the government but it is wrong to be disrespectful towards one’s religion. Besides, two wrongs don’t make a right.

      • When government puts ban on use of some services and websites why you use VPN? Freedom of Internet and freedom of religion, what can be most important?
        People like you one day will say no need of mosque, give it to orphans and widows and make hospitals there..

        • He did not even remotely suggest anything like that at all.
          The fact that you are labeling him as someone who says illogical things specially when he has said the most sane thing in this comments section shows how people like you will completely ignore someone who says something good.

          This is some next level jahliya.

    • They already did it to the people of Palestine by banning azan through loud speaker. Jews tried to disrespect islam and it was only an act of retaliation.

      • How would you like it if the west retaliated against us for acts of terrorism?

        Just because some Jewish hackers did something bad doesn’t mean they’re all bad, nor does it mean we should retaliate by being disrespectful to the average person.

        The acts of a few do not represent the acts of the many.

        Besides, I thought Islam teaches us to be forgiving?

        A woman used to throw trash at the prophet and she wasn’t executed, or punished in any way, being forgiving is true goodness.

        Hopefully we’ll learn from the example of wise men like him.

        • you do realize that west and USA has already destroyed a number of countries using the fake terrorist propaganda. iraq (wmd excuse), lybia (false red flag), Syria (dictator excuse), etc.

          it is us who have been under the burden of false claims. Russia is a regional threat to them and now they are even calling China a regional threat. your claim that west hasn’t retaliated is absurd as they are trying day and night their best to destabilize muslim majority countries along with other countries who don’t agree with them. was Vietnam a terrorist country at that time or Korea before partition?

          • If the west has destroyed a number of countries based on this we should do the same? We should be better.

            As for the Vietnam situation it was to prevent a communist takeover, nothing less and nothing more.

            China is an economic threat to them but the west is dependent on it too because it is a major trade partner of nearly every country.

            Iraq was for oil, not because they were Muslim.

            Syria because it was a threat to Israel, their ally.

            However, I don’t deny that America is a “bad” country, or that it isn’t a warmonger, I’m just saying we shouldn’t be.

            Imagine if you were in a similar situation to the Israelis and our tv channels read Jewish prayers. Wouldn’t feel so good then, would it? Just because someone made you feel bad doesn’t mean you have to make them feel bad. All I’m saying is it’s better to resolve issues like this with peace.

            • No we haven’t, I’m saying that this hack should not have taken place, you’re going off topic.

                • As I mentioned before, would you like it if a hacking group hacked into PTV and played Jewish prayers in Hebrew? Would you still call it a peaceful protest?

                  Just because “many hacktivist groups use this strategy” doesn’t make it right.

                    • 1) Blasphemy is the action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or any sacred things. These hackers disrespected Judaism thus this action was blasphemous.

                      2) You can speak out against both Islam and Judaism, in both cases you’re being an asshat. In one case you will be hanged or burned to the ground and in the other you will be praised, at least in Pakistan.

                    • They didn’t ban hackers, they banned use of loudspeakers from midnight to 7 am, this also affects Jewish call to prayer.

                      I bet you’d think it’s disrespectful if this happened to PTV but instead of our prayers it was Jewish prayers.

                      As for the burning of religious buildings, that is also blasphemy, what’s your point? Pretty sure all governments condemn that.

                    • Azan is a religious ritual and should never be banned at any cost. As a Muslim I feel regret. Hacker group wouldn’t have done that.

                    • We’ve banned a lot of religious rituals, Ahmedi’s can’t call themselves Muslims because of that.

                    • e would not like jewish prayers on PTV as you say but we have not built our country i.e. Pakistan on stolen land from another nation.

                      you do know that they have gone way ahead of tipping point (Israel). their is no way back for them. they will continue to oppress Palestinians in their homeland while the so called peaceful west and USA would do nothing about it. the best example is Kashmir.

                      secondly i would agree with you if this incident took place in Britain, Germany, etc. but the nation of Israel is full of themselves. the incident of holocaust took place in west and they created their country within Middle East that too after throwing out Palestinians from their own homes.

                      Peace should be the top most priority but not at the cost of wiping out another nation. peace should come from every side.

                    • Banning loudspeakers from midnight to 7am seems pretty okay to me tbh. It’s logical that people are sleeping, why disturb them?

                    • you are trying to teach lunatics what Islam is they won’t learn or listen will find a way around to make you guilty and most of your fellow pakistani are the same insane people

                  • O bhai! aqal nu hath mar. When Pakistan Army attacked Israel and banned their religious activities in their own country? Raping and killing Israeli Women and children? If Pakistan govt or Army did this or will do in future and Israeli hackers hack PTV and broadcast their prayers here. I will also suport them because wrong is wrong. But here, your example is totally wrong why would Israelis hack PTV without any reason? Its absolutely right in responce to what they are doing in Palestine. I am saying again its not without any reason its a “response”, a protest, a retaliation.

                • kuch log jab aik baat keh dete hain phir un ko ehsas ho bhi jae k wo ghalat hain kisi na kisi tareekay se apne POV ko defend krte rehte hain.

            • yes, you are right. everything and every one is a threat to the west and USA. some in form of economy, some in form of terror, some in form of dictatorship / communism, etc. but you cannot justify by bombing the shit of a country just to stop communist takeover.

              Iraq was for oil but based on a false flag.

              You think after destroying a community or a nation one does not expect revenge or retaliation. can the west explain their shitty excuses for invading Iraq and Afghanistan when both nations had nothing to do with 9/11. it is very easy to say such things brother for me and you. do you know the feel of each and every Palestinian after their homes were forcefully stolen and they were subjected to oppression to date.

              we would not like jewish prayers on PTV as you say but we have not built our country i.e. Pakistan on stolen land from another nation.

              you do know that they have gone way ahead of tipping point (Israel). their is no way back for them. they will continue to oppress Palestinians in their homeland while the so called peaceful west and USA would do nothing about it. the best example is Kashmir.

              secondly i would agree with you if this incident took place in Britain, Germany, etc. but the nation of Israel is full of themselves. the incident of holocaust took place in west and they created their country within Middle East that too after throwing out Palestinians from their own homes.

              Peace should be the top most priority but not at the cost of wiping out another nation. peace should come from every side.

            • Iraq was for oil but based on a false flag.

              You think after destroying a community or a nation one does not expect revenge or retaliation. can the west explain their shitty excuses for invading Iraq and Afghanistan when both nations had nothing to do with 9/11. it is very easy to say such things brother for me and you. do you know the feel of each and every Palestinian after their homes were forcefully stolen and they were subjected to oppression to date.

        • Can the ban be lifted with your futile speeches on forums like this ?

          Those who can do something substantial are already doing it, your sermon about what is right or wrong isn’t needed because for the beholders of truth what matters most is what is good and what is bad…

          now buzz off

      • “Jews banning azan through LOUD SPEAKER”

        LOUD SPEAKER was invented by Gram Bell who was Unitarian.

        • ‘Medical Surgery’ was invented by Muslims… next time, bare with only cow piss when you need one…

          • Medical surgery by muslim, is like all planets and stars discovered by muslim but earth is flat…
            Camilla piss guzzler.

            • What the fuck are you talking about ?

              Have you drunk cow piss more that recommended daily doze by some black magician ?

              Pathetic filthy hindu

              • Now you intoxicated, do not drink pig piss you are good with camel.
                Search the facts from independent source, do not depend too much on madras.

                Declaration. You keep barking and expect no response.

        • The prophet also said that Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one.

          the point is i am not in favor of revenge but the Palestinians are under intense oppression and hardships. the least we can do is say wrong to what is wrong. they know banning azan publicly will hurt Palestinians even more, so they did it right away. and here you are preaching forgiveness to everyone while we can ignore the fact them being muslims but as fellow humans we cannot ignore the crimes committed against them that too in their own homeland stolen by the occupiers.

    • You would have really made an argument if you had suggested what to do instead based on your righteousness. Please enlighten us what would you like arab and palestenians to do rather just suck it up ?

        • Lol. have you lost ur mind? where did they(hackers) disrespect their religion?
          1. If you are considering interrupting a News Channel broadcast a disrespect to other’s religion then Why Prophet (SAWW) and Hazrat Ali broke down idols from Kaabah?
          Why Hhazrat Ibrahim broke idols?

          2. Azaan means “to call for prayer” If installing an app was a solution why Allah never introduced something similar to that and why he ordered muslims to call it loudly from the mosques?

          You are saying that the Muslims in Palestine should not call AZAN in their homeland and JUST install an app. What if they ban that app?

          What a coward person you are. A nation attacked and occupied their homeland, killing and raping girls, children, youngsters and banning heir religion and they should not even hack a TV channel. Even Islam orders retaliation/revenge in that kind of situations. I dont know what kind of “Exxxxxtraaaa-Overloaded Peaceful Muslim” you are.

    • Whats wrong in it? What disrespect they did by interrupting a News channel? Its just a protest. I don’t know why you are defending the people who occupied a country with majority of muslims and then banning their religious activities.

    • Nope, its not the case, as using loud speakers with no ethical manners could justify, but its a call that you can’t practice your faith as azan is a call & what they have done is actually saying SHUT UP, so if you comprise on your faith then what good are you !! (YOU MEANS AS MUSLIMS ALL AROUND)

      if you wrote that because of fed up of Mulla’s in Pakistan who for no reason with really ugly voice use loud speakers & with full pitch they scream or cry like hell (either they’r Sunni or the Shia) that’s the thing should be banned for good, as for Azan its a pillar (Its kind of oxygen for Muslims)

  • Islam does not need Azan on loud speaker at the moment. It needs unified and practicing Muslims. Muslims that care for muslims and the rest of the world.

    • An intellectual in making.. Wow.. When Muslims like you don’t like azan while sleeping they start giving these excuses forgetting azan is call to come to one place to offer Salah for Allah promising to practice the religion and it brings Muslims together to get to know each other.

      • According to Prophet’s hadith, Shaitan hates the voice of Azaan…

        Everyone opposing the protest against the ban on Azaan is probably a Shaitan

      • World does not need Islam. It needs practicing Muslims. Please grow up. Dont just stare at window see through panes. 1.5 Billion muslims across globe and Azan five timea a day openly in 56 countries is changing nothing. We need to understand Islam and start practicing Islam. It is needed way more than LOUD SPEAKER.

  • I’d like to set a fact straight here. Israel did NOT ban the Azaan. They banned the use of loudspeakers out in public between midnight and 7am. That’s all. And this for all religions. Also for Jewish prayer callings.

  • Why was my post detected as spam? I was nice and just tried to add a important fact to the story here!

  • Salute to the ones who did this. Nothing wrong in it. Its just a form of protest. Real Thug Life. 8)

  • Ok its good way of protest but i just want to ask one question what if a non-muslim air the call of their religion on a tv channel of saudi arabia?????

  • This just shows how ignorant Muslims of today have really become. Apologies should be made immediately.

    Even our Holy book tells us that the Jews were the most favored by Allah swt once so we should be respectful towards them and treat them with regard.


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