Gaza: Twitter War Erupts Between Israel and Hamas

As the Israeli Defense Forces waged a military campaign on Hamas targets in Gaza today, a different kind of war unfolded on Twitter between the two groups.

“We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead,” said a tweet from the @IDFspokesperson account today. The tweet followed news that the Israeli attack had taken out Ahmed Jabari, the chief of staff of the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades and leader of the military wing of Hamas.

Hamas launched mortars in retaliation, but also fired back on Twitter.

“Our blessed hands will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are (You Opened Hell Gates on YouThroughout the day, the warring groups used their Twitter accounts to provide real-time updates about the military action. The IDF account even broke the news of Jabari’s death on Twitter and quickly posted a video of the strike that was said to have killed him.

“Hamas continues to try to kill Israeli civilians. So far today, the Iron Dome has intercepted 17 rockets fired from #Gaza,” another update said, referring to the missile defense system installed with the help of the U.S.

Meanwhile, the militant unit of Hamas said it had shelled numerous Israeli bases.

“Al Qassam hit Isnad Sofa base with 6 mortars in response on assassination of its leader,” a recent update said, as the Twitter war continued well into the evening.rselves),” said a tweet from the @AlqassamBrigade handle that was directed to the Israeli Defense Forces Twitter.

ABC

  • 5thDrawer

    All the Twits gather ….

  • 5thDrawer

    All the Twits gather ….

  • rossoferrari

    They should tweet zabrallah, may be with his resistance he can eradicate the zionists, rather than terrorize the lebanese citizens… That fat coward.

    • Moe2000

       When the time is right buddy Lebanon won’t go at alone this time.

  • rossoferrari

    They should tweet zabrallah, may be with his resistance he can eradicate the zionists, rather than terrorize the lebanese citizens… That fat coward.

    • Moe2000

       When the time is right buddy Lebanon won’t go at alone this time.

  • Moe2000

     When Egypt in 1967 partly blockaded Israel’s access to the Red Sea (in
    response to what it saw as Israeli terrorist attacks against the West
    Bank), Israel considered the partial blockade an act of war, and moved
    toward its unilateral attack on Egypt, Syria, Jordan and the
    Palestinians. (Ironically, Israel publicly defended its sneak attack as
    a military action “in defense of its territorial integrity.” That
    despite its series of land grabs in the days that followed.)

    Israel
    is currently blockading the Gaza Strip, which is part of the planned
    Palestinian state. That too is an act of war, and Palestinians have a
    right to defend themselves.

    Until the occupation of Palestinian
    lands ends, the Palestinians have a right to defend themselves in any
    way whatsoever they choose, including rocket fire.

  • Moe2000

     When Egypt in 1967 partly blockaded Israel’s access to the Red Sea (in
    response to what it saw as Israeli terrorist attacks against the West
    Bank), Israel considered the partial blockade an act of war, and moved
    toward its unilateral attack on Egypt, Syria, Jordan and the
    Palestinians. (Ironically, Israel publicly defended its sneak attack as
    a military action “in defense of its territorial integrity.” That
    despite its series of land grabs in the days that followed.)

    Israel
    is currently blockading the Gaza Strip, which is part of the planned
    Palestinian state. That too is an act of war, and Palestinians have a
    right to defend themselves.

    Until the occupation of Palestinian
    lands ends, the Palestinians have a right to defend themselves in any
    way whatsoever they choose, including rocket fire.