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In a new dimension to the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Lebanon-based Hizbollah group’s two websites were targeted by e-mail ‘bombings’. They were swamped with documents from around the world, some spiked with viruses. The sites crashed as a result. Hizbollah promptly opened up seven new ones. Shortly afterwards, Israel reported the most intense electronic assault on Government websites since they were launched. Israel has more internet connections than all 22 Arab countries put together.

*Middle East International* no 639

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