Alleged picture of 0xOmar
Alleged picture of 0xOmar (Facebook)

The Saudi hacker 0xOmar has again targeted Israel and leaked stolen data from the country's Ministry of Construction and Housing.

The hacked files included the contact messages, building licences, contractors and so on of around 300,000 ministry members. The information was published on Pastebin after the attack of &

0xOmar, who allegedly is a 19-year-old Saudi hacker, started targeting Israel in early January, when he claimed to have stolen and posted details of 400,000 credit cards online. Israeli authorities admitted that 15,000 accounts were compromised.

In an interview with the Jerusalem Post, he claimed that he has joined forces with a group of pro-Palestinian hackers called "Nightmare" and that he would continue to strike Israel until its government will "apologise for their genocide" in Palestine and Gaza.

"I want to harm Israel in any possible way," he said. "You must make sure that you will never live in peace as long as you continue to make conspiracies, fuelling wars, spreading evil in the world, creating terrorist organisations. You will never know the peace as long as you are occupying and jailing another nation, so stop your silly dreams, and start thinking of reality..."

Alongside 0xOmar's campaign, the Anonymous hacker collective has threatened its own cyber-crusade against Israel to end what it claims is Tel Aviv's reign of terror.

In the latest round of cyber-warfare between pro-Palestinians and pro-Israeli hackers, the hacktivists have released a video on YouTube which accuses Israel of committing crimes against humanity.

"Through the use of media deception and political bribery, you have amassed the sympathies of many," an anonymous narrator says in the background.

"You claim to be democratic, yet this is far from the truth. Your only goal is to better the lives of a select few while carelessly trampling the liberties of the masses. We see through the propaganda that you circulate through the mainstream media and lobby through the political establishment."

Another hacker affiliated with Anonymous stole US and Israeli credit card details and posted them on the file-sharing site Pastebin, along with a list of UN resolutions condemning Israel for its hostility toward Palestinians.

The hacktivist, who calls himself Neon Seven and belongs to the ZCompany Hacking Crew (ZHC), leaked the details of more than 200 credit card numbers in retaliation for Israel's oppression of the Palestinians. He also launched #OpFreePalestine on Twitter.