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The IDF gives Hamas leadership a heads-up on Twitter

posted at 2:37 pm on November 14, 2012 by

The 21st century is certainly rather amazing, isn’t it?  Fifteen years ago, who would have guessed that the Israeli Defense Force would send out a heads-up to Hamas leadership to keep their heads low during a military incursion into Gaza:

https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/268780918209118208

The Hill finds it a little unusual, too:

Israel’s Defense Forces turned to Twitter to confirm that an official military campaign was in progress in Gaza on Thursday and continued to send out updates, including the news that Hamas leader Ahmed Jabari had been killed in what a tweet called a “pinpoint strike.”

The official IDF Twitter account blasted out the news before a press conference was held, ensuring that Israeli leadership controlled how people heard the news. The tweet also represented the release of a video of the strike itself hosted on YouTube. The black and white video offers a first person, birds-eye view of an exploding car that reportedly contained Jabari.

The military operation came in response to several days of rocket attacks from Gaza positions.  Israel appears united in action as President Shimon Peres stated — on Facebook:

Peres’s statement to Obama was similar to the remarks he posted on his Facebook page, according to multiple Israeli newspapers.

“There are limits to what Israel is able to absorb,” he wrote. “Our intension is not to raise the flames, but already for days, day and night, they are shooting rockets at Israel. Mothers and their children cannot fall asleep.”

Social media — the next battlespace?  Certainly for the public-relations battle ….

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That’s pretty badass right there.

DeathtotheSwiss on November 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Psi-ops in action using the newest technologies.

Lawrence on November 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Yeah for Israel !!
They seem to know an awful lot about the comings and goings in the Gaza Strip.

Jabberwock on November 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM

IDF [email protected] We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.
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Ha !!
This will piss off Hamas folks much more than any IDF strike.
The Jews telling them to keep their heads down. Ha Ha Ha.

Jabberwock on November 14, 2012 at 2:56 PM

CIA needs a twitter account.

Paula your docs are ready for pick up. Also, check the email account.

Oil Can on November 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Awesome. Talk about mental warfare. Give ’em Hell, literally, IDF!!!

TXUS on November 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Drudge has numerous posts on this issue. Israel has every right to defend their country and I pray they do so. Wanna bet bho sends a nasty gram to Bibi soon?

God be with you Israel.
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letget on November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Operation Pillar of Cloud: By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way… Exodus 13:21-22

Blake on November 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Drudge has numerous posts on this issue. Israel has every right to defend their country and I pray they do so. Wanna bet bho sends a nasty gram to Bibi soon?God be with you Israel.
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letget on November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Oh, he will.
And Bibi will sit on it.

Jabberwock on November 14, 2012 at 3:03 PM

T

his will piss off Hamas folks much more than any IDF strike.
The Jews telling them to keep their heads down. Ha Ha Ha.

Jabberwock on November 14, 2012 at 2:56 PM

What will piss them off more is their compliance.

Wanna bet bho sends a nasty gram to Bibi soon?

God be with you Israel.
L

letget on November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I’ll wager he calls them on the phone. That call will be short.

dogsoldier on November 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Wanna bet bho sends a nasty gram to Bibi soon?

God be with you Israel.
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letget on November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I’ll wager he calls them on the phone. That call will be short.

dogsoldier on November 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM

If so, I hope Bibi keeps him on hold for an hour — while Bibi has dinner — and then simply hangs up on him …

ShainS on November 14, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Ed, would you be so nice and explain why there was no post about Boehners pending reelection? Why the hell do you guys waste pixels on Pelosi when our own useless and controversial leadership is to be reinstated?

Valkyriepundit on November 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Im sorry to go off topic here, but this makes me angry.

Valkyriepundit on November 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Well isn’t this special? Now egypt wants the mb to get involved? Not a peep from bho so far?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/11/14/Obama-silent-Egypt-Hamas
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letget on November 14, 2012 at 4:07 PM

It ain’t bragging if you can do it.

BullShooterAsInElk on November 14, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Well isn’t this special? Now egypt wants the mb to get involved? Not a peep from bho so far?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/11/14/Obama-silent-Egypt-Hamas
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letget on November 14, 2012 at 4:07 PM

BO was waiting for Morsi to take the lead. He’ll be following along shortly.

Jabberwock on November 14, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Go get them ALL Bibi.

about damned time.

RealMc on November 14, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Looks like youtube removed the video.

Imrahil on November 15, 2012 at 8:18 AM


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