|aDigital Jihad :|bPalestinian resistance in the digital era /|cErik Skare.
|aLondon :|bZed Books,|c2016.
|axvii, 220 p. :|bill. ;|c22 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 187-211) and index.
|tThe resistance develops --|tThe shaháÂ ²d and the normalization of occupation --|tA digital fortress : the Israeli military-digital complex --|tThe itishháÂ ²dáÂ ² and the emergence of Palestinian electronic jihad --|tGaza hacker team : electronic jihadists and script kiddies --|tFrom the nation to the umma --|tIslamic jihad and Hamas : the Palestinian cyber-brigades --|tDoes matter really matter? : Palestinian ambivalance about electronic jihad --|tA continuation of the armed struggle? --|tFinal thoughts
An innovative and technology-driven form of dissent has emerged in response to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Dubbed “electronic jihad,” this approach by groups of Palestinian hackers has made international headlines by breaching the security of websites, such as the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Avira, Whatsapp, and BitDefender. Though initially confined to small clandestine groups, interest in hacktivism continues to grow and is being adopted by militant Palestinian parties, including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, groups which are now incorporating hackers into their ranks. Based on extensive firsthand interviews with Palestinian hackers and other activists,Digital Jihad is the first book to look at the increasing role of hacktivism in the Palestinian resistance movement. Erik Skare provides unique insight into the evolution of the movement within Palestine as well as its place within the global transformation of activism, which has embraced technology—and its disruption—as a form of protest.