The hackers, who are a collection of anti-fascists called Hayalim Almonim – Hebrew for “Anonymous Soldiers” – exposed pictures, names, and personal information of members of the Patriotic Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
The KKK website, which originally contained white supremacist imagery and a link to join the society, was defaced, according to the Jerusalem Post. The site has now been removed.
Phrases including “SHABBAT SHALOM! GOODNIGHT WHITE PRIDE ;)” were posted to the top of the website.
“JEWISH SOLIDARITY WITH ALL OPPRESSED PEOPLES”, “NEVER AGAIN”, and the Hebrew phrase “Od Avinu Chai!!! Am Yisraeil Chai!!!” – which translates to “The People of Israel live, our Father yet lives!” – were also posted.
“Our objective is to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of humanity,” Hayalim Almonim told the Jerusalem Post.
“Neo-Nazi and other white supremacist groups believe that Jews have an all-seeing eye. Our desire is to make their fantasies a reality, and exploit their conspiracy theories as a form of psychological warfare.
“We want them to know, wherever they are in the world that will find them and expose them. We will destroy their lives. And we will bathe in their tears, and mock at the gnashing of their teeth. There is nowhere that is beyond our reach.”
The group claims to have also identified the leader of the Church of the Ku Klux Klan, another group with chapters in 25 different US states.
“Any Klansmen reading this, we know who you are, and we are coming for you. We never forgive, never forget, and never stop coming”, the website states.
The hackers will apparently be posting updates from a Twitter account called @justice_jew. At time of writing, the account does not seem to be available.
“We consider this data dump as a form of resistance against the violence and intimidation tactics leveraged against the public by various members of Ku Klux Klan groups throughout history,” the group said.