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On October 19, 2023, Hamas's military wing, Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, released, on its Telegram channel, what it described as an application that would enable Android cell phone users to get access to content released by the group as part of its propaganda outreach effort in its war against Israel.
Sharing a download link for the app, the channel posted: "Download now the trial version of the 'Al-Qassam Media' application for Android devices, so you can follow the news of the Martyr Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades."
As of this writing, the app does not appear to function. Downloading it using an Android mobile phone device yields the following message:
Earlier, on October 10, the Al-Qassam Telegram channel shared a poster promoting the launch of the new app.
'Cyber Intel Website' Offers Al-Qassam Media App
Additionally, a jihadi website promoted the new app, offering its paid subscribers access to it.
On October 15, the website, which offers membership plans, posted the following message in English:
"Download now the trial version of the 'Al-Qassam Media' application for Android devices. Follow...To view our content, please selection a membership option by clicking on the Membership Sign Up link above or by following this link. If you already have an account, login below."
Using domain identification online tools, MEMRI JTTM research revealed that the website domain is registered under a domain based in Arizona.
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