posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 08:40 AM
From Palestinian Resistance Groups
Gosh-dan is now targeted by our missiles
Of interest from: www.telegraph.co.uk...
19.00 One of the remarkable things about this conflict is that a new kind of war has broken out between the two foes - a Twitter war.
Spillius, our Diplomatic Correspondent explains:
Within minutes of the strike that incinerated the vehicle Ahmed al-Jaabari, the Hamas militant wing leader, was travelling in, the IDF spokesman's
office posted video of his car exploding on YouTube, which then quickly began circulating on Twitter.
It posted a red-tinted graphic of killed in an air strike, with the word "Eliminated" emblazoned in capital letters. It urged online users following
the account to "retweet" the graphic.
Later in the day, the IDF, via its @IDFSpokesperson
Twitter account, issued a
"We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days
The @AlqassamBrigade account of Hamas's military wing account quickly retorted: "@IDFSpokesperson Our blessed hands will reach your leaders and
soldiers wherever they are (You Opened Hell Gates on Yourselves)."
Social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook have been used to galvanise political protest in the Middle East and elsewhere, but this is the
first time either has been used for such blatantly belligerent purposes.
The IDF is everywhere online it seems, including Tumblr.
edit on 16/11/2012 by thorfourwinds because: foto