Iranians hacked major Israeli security organization to get footage of Jerusalem attack

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Footage of the bombing attack in Jerusalem yesterday published by an Iranian hacker group came from surveillance cameras belonging to a major security organization.

The group, Moses’ Staff, initially claimed it had hacked police cameras. Several months ago it also published footage from cameras throughout Jerusalem and some in Tel Aviv.

“For a long time, we’ve had control over all your activities. Step by step, moment after moment. This is only the edge of our control over your activities, through access to security cameras. We said in the past we will hit at a place and time when you least expect,” the group wrote on its Telegram group.

Police, however denied, their cameras were even operating in the area, and the Jerusalem Municipality said the footage was not taken by a camera belonging to the city.

Security officials clear for publication that the camera belongs to a major security organization. Further details are still barred from publication.

Police say they had been in possession of the clip since several hours after the attack that killed a teen and wounded more than 20 others.

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