The websites of two government ministries in Bahrain have briefly became inaccessible after a cyberattack took them down, purportedly over the island kingdom’s stance on the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. A statement posted online by a self-described group calling itself Al-Toufan, or “The Flood” in Arabic, claimed hacking the Foreign Ministry and the Information Affairs Ministry’s websites. Both later became accessible. The statement said the hacks came in retaliation for “the abnormal statements issued” by the island’s Al Khalifa ruling family, without elaborating. Bahrain later acknowledged to The Associated Press that government agencies had been targeted by a cyberattack.