It was disabled at the weekend and forced the group to stage a temporary website. The main site was still out of order on Tuesday morning. Its Facebook groups were also erroneously told that a demonstration against the Israeli military action had been cancelled, while misleading YouTube videos said the same thing Stop the War believes pro-Israeli groups could be behind the internet campaign, although a spokesman admitted it had no proof this was the case. A spokesman said of the cyber-war it was facing: "It's a well-known tactic. The same thing happened to us before our anti-Iraq war protests in 2003. We obviously can't prove any connection but the timing would suggest that it's a supporter of Israel." The spokesman told The Independent: "At the same time that our website was under attack, a number of videos went up on YouTube which claimed the demonstration had been cancelled. Someone posted notices on our Facebook groups saying the same thing." While Stop the War claims to have a straightforward, impartial pacifist agenda, critics claim it is allied with the Palestinian cause.
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