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#HamasBumperStickers – Israel and Hamas supporters duel on Twitter

by | 16th, November 2012

THE latest fighting between Hamas and Israel is media friendly. We get the made-for-media views and the made-for-TV miracles. On Twitter, the campaign is voracious. Armageddon will be tweeted:

Zorah Mohammed@Zorah_AJM – Hate the Israeli bastards. Need to wipe them all out

@Maxamed023 Fuck israel dirty jews #freepalestine

Hurricane Irene@Yazibelle – It’s weird how almost every Arab’s problem would disappear if someone just nuked the fuck out of Israel.

Not everyone is in favour of genocide. Some just wonder if tweets serve any real purpose:

RB@RBPundit This is a first right? The IDF and Hamas tweeting at each other during an active conflict? Surreal.

Brandon Stewart@brandon_stewart @CuffyMeh @AlexaShrugged @RBPundit if only the fights could stay on twitter.

The two sides went to war:

@IDFSpokesperson14 Nov 12 We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.
Alqassam Brigades@AlqassamBrigade @IDFSpokesperson Our blessed hands will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are (You Opened Hell Gates on Yourselves)

He sums it up well:

Alex Bowles@alexqgb – Twitter, once used to report on war, is now used to declare it. (via @michaelbd)

Then humour took over:

J.P. Freire@JPFreire RT @lachlan: This IDF/Hamas twitter spat makes me wonder what Churchill/Hitler trolling would’ve looked like.

Things moved on. The hashtag #HamasBumperStickers began trending:

This is an IDF spokesman  @CaptainBarakRaz#HamasBumperStickers I fired ten rockets and all I got was this lousybumper sticker

Kurt Schlichter@KurtSchlichter  My Other Car Is Also A Smoking Heap Of Burning Rubble 

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