Malfunction takes down multiple Israeli websites

Monday - 11/7/2011, 8:22am EST

Many of Israel's official websites have gone down in what the government says is a broad technical malfunction, the Associated Press reported. The sites include Israel's intelligence services, the military spokesman, the Interior Ministry and others. The Israeli government says it appears the problem wasn't a cyber attack but a technical malfunction that cascaded through the network.

The government was responding to speculation that the shutdown was the result of a cyber attack by pro-Palestinian hackers.

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