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Gaza: Israel And Hamas Wage War On Twitter
Israel and Hamas are waging a vicious war on Twitter - posting gloating tweets each time they land a fatal blow.
Israel has posted a string of live-tweets charting dozens of military hits on Gaza. One, after the death of a senior Hamas leader, declared: "Eliminated."
Hamas has responded by claiming a succession of damaging strikes against Israel. One tweet, accompanied by a "downed" Israeli plane, read: "Enjoy this losers."
Hamas's armed wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, even seems to be tweeting about missiles it is firing before they land in Israel.
In one instance, shortly before media reports of a strike, Hamas tweeted: "Al Qassam Brigades shelling Tel Aviv-Tel El Rabee with M75 homemade projectile."
The propoganda war has also extended to other social media sites including Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr.
Israel Defence Forces (IDF) began live-tweeting on Wednesday about its military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
"The IDF has begun a widespread campaign on terror sites & operatives in the #Gaza Strip, chief among them #Hamas & Islamic Jihas targets," it said.
Another tweet read: "The IDF has embarked on an operation against Hamas, an Iranian proxy responsible for terror attacks on Israel. #Iran #Gaza."
Later the IDF tweeted it had targeted Ahmed Said Khalil al-Jabari, head of Hamas's military.
It accompanied the tweet with a YouTube video of the attack and a poster of the dead man with the footnote "Eliminated".
It followed this with a warning: "We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead."
Hamas responded by tweeting: "Our blessed hands will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are (You Opened Hell Gates on Yourselves)."
Since then the two sides have been engaged in a running commentary of strikes against each other.
On Thursday the IDF tweeted: "The 135 rockets have been fired at #Israel from #Gaza in the last 11 hours alone. What would you do if your country was under attack?"
Hamas responded: "Within an hour, Al Qassam hit Israeli military bases and sites with 121 projectiles."
what do you think?
It's like playground taunting!
When David and Goliath faced each other it was with slings and spears. .
Its the future... Fight a war on twitter !!!! No casualties only hurt feelings
Dosen't this sort of nonsense highlight just how pathetic both sides in this dangerous conflict are??