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Israeli and Hamas Twitter War Takes Unexpected Turn

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, November 20 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Israeli and Hamas Twitter War Takes Unexpected Turn

Having tired of tweeting about the recent conflict between Israel and Palestine, the countries' twitter accounts have moved on to more traditional uses of social media.

Source: ThanosCopter Newswire

The world was shocked last week when, for the first time ever, the eternally bickering countries of Israel and Palestine began tweeting about their latest spat, representing an unprecedented use of the social networking service to live-tweet war. Israel's twitter account opened the online hostilities with a tweet that said, "The IDF has begun a widespread campaign on terror sites & operatives in the #Gaza Strip, chief among them #Hamas & Islamic Jihad targets," and followed that up by announcing a strike against Hamas military leader Ahmed Al-Jabari, including a picture of Al-Jabari, photoshopped red, with the word "ELIMINATED" stamped across it.

Hamas's own Twitter account also took to the Twittersphere, with tweets like, "Since the beginning of 2012, Palestinian terrorists in the #Gaza Strip have fired 768 rockets into #Israel."

With almost a week of Twitter experience under their belts, however, the countries are beginning to exhibit more traditional social networking behavior and move on to topics of greater interest to the world at large.

"Store is out of #Twinkies and #Hostess fruit pies," tweeted Israel's account this morning. "Thanks #Obama!"

Hamas' Twitter account, on the other hand, used the opportunity to gloat at Israel, tweeting, "just ate two #Snowballs and plenty of #Hostess cupcakes in Gaza supermarkets. Suck it, Israel."

Israel fired back, "always preferred #LittleDebbie anyway," and then posted a link to a gif of Willy Wonka.

While the countries' initial Twitter activity represented the first example of social media used by militaries to live-tweet a war, the subsequent degradation of tweets represents the fastest decline from relevant, important information to self-centered internet nonsense in history. Reportedly, both countries have entered an arms race with the goal of acquiring Facebook accounts and befriending George Takei in order to be the first to gain the ability to share his amusing photos with their friends.

The Outhouse will keep you updated on future developments, unless we become preoccupied with something else.


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