Israel, Hamas using Twitter to report on Gaza skirmishes
Both sides using the social network to offer updates on new flare-up in violence along the Israel-Gaza border.
But Hamas is fighting back with its own volley in the information war. The organization's military wing is also using Twitter today as the pace of cross-border violence picked up. The sides have been locked in low-level violence for several days. The fighting intensified today following the assassination of Ahmed Jabri, a senior military leader accused by Israel of being responsible for several terror attacks.
A cyber sampler of what's coming over the transom:
@idfspokesperson Our blessed hands will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are (You Opened Hell Gates on Yourselves)— Alqassam Brigades (@AlqassamBrigade) November 14, 2012
Ahmed Jabari: Eliminated. twitter.com/IDFSpokesperso...— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 14, 2012
Kenya's military spokesman used Twitter to warn resident in several Somalian villages that they "will be under attack continuously."