Many of Israel's official websites have gone down in what the government says is a broad technical malfunction.

The sites include that of the Mossad and Shin Bet intelligence services, the military spokesman, the Interior Ministry and others.

In response to speculation that the shutdown was the result of a cyber attack by pro-Palestinian hackers, the Israeli government released a statement saying the problem "was not a cyber attack but only a technical malfunction."

Sunday's statement said the problem was "currently being dealt with by experts."