Gaza Islamic scholar Wael Al-Zard, a member of the Palestine Islamic Scholars Association, said in an April 16, 2022 interview on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas-Gaza) that people who are familiar with computers can wage "electronic Jihad" against Israel. Calling on people to wreak havoc on Israel by using ransomware and viruses, he said that they should raid Israeli servers and steal information that can benefit the mujahideen, such as the precise locations of Israel's oil stockpiles and planes.
Wael Al-Zard: "People who know about IT and electronics can wage the so-called 'electronic Jihad.' Raid their servers! Shatter them completely with your knowledge! Use the hacking programs and viruses that have spread around the world – like ransomware and other viruses."
Interviewer: "There are no more excuses..."
Al-Zard: "From their homes, they can wreak havoc in Israel."
"Those good brothers can calmly raid the enemy's servers. They can steal information that can benefit their mujahideen brothers. They can reveal to us the locations of Israel's oil stockpiles, where the Israelis hide their airplanes... This will help the brothers waging Jihad and resistance in Gaza to determine their targets in a precise manner."