Al Qassam Brigades, the paramilitary wing of Hamas, held a press conference late Saturday night in Gaza, promising an “important video message” that would shock Israel.

https://twitter.com/AlqassamBrigade/status/269913313167671296

Self-described Islamic libertarian Iyad El-Baghdadi live-tweeted the conference. Among the claims by Al Qassam is the shooting down of an Israeli warplane over the Gaza sea, an event the group claims Israel is hiding from its people.

https://twitter.com/AlqassamBrigade/status/269919107032440832

https://twitter.com/AlqassamBrigade/status/269919863290617856

https://twitter.com/AlqassamBrigade/status/269920995886911488

https://twitter.com/AlqassamBrigade/status/269921442089558016

https://twitter.com/AlqassamBrigade/status/269922748086771712

One lesson learned from Hamas — don’t believe everything you see, such as that photo of an injured child which was revealed to have been taken in Syria a month earlier. A rumor spread last night claimed Hamas had downed an Israeli F-16 and captured the pilot.

https://twitter.com/AlqassamBrigade/status/269925010444013569

There was no immediate reaction to the press conference from the IDF’s official Twitter account. Twitchy will continue to monitor the situation. In the meantime, it seems observers should expect more of the same.

One viewer in Egypt captured a shot of the video.

Update:

Al Qassam has uploaded the video that will shock Israel to YouTube, and yes, it’s “shaky” in more ways than one. (Fair warning: it’s loud.)

https://twitter.com/AlqassamBrigade/status/269933540521689088

http://youtu.be/hU-q1gKbJwg

  • Joe W.

    Baghdad Bob has just resurfaced in Gaza, it would appear…..

  • scalzo

    Common Israel just go in and take it. Watch these chest pounding monkeys run for their lives. They will also hide behind women and children. Take it over and keep it this time. No more land for peace it’s all just a big lie by the jihadists. They want nothing more but the destruction of Israel. Well expand Israel and show them what their action brings.

  • William J. Miller

    “Al Qassam statement: Every time you assassinate one our leaders you take us closer towards liberation. #Gaza #Israel”

    “Abu Obeida, spokesman of Qassam Brigades: “Assassination of our leaders is a new victory” #Gaza #GazaUnderAttack #Hamas #ShaleStones #IDF”

    Is this some sort of lame attempt at reverse psychology? If not, that belief system is a good way to lose a war (which is fine with me).

    • TocksNedlog

      Perhaps Israel should assassinate ALL of their leaders; then they can feel real real liberated.

  • Israel Muse

    Is this supposed to be a joke? I watched the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU-q1gKbJwg and its a complete joke…I dont think the person who claimed this is the video actually even watched the video hahahaha – Arab propaganda is hilarious seriously!

  • Burt Zerker

    That’s a MANPAD weapon system w/IR. Looks like a Strela-variant,..w/ a good operator – capable of taking out an F-16. I think we just found 1 of the 15000 MANPADS that are still missing. The missing MANPADS are likely what was at the heart of the Benghazi Embassy Massacre and coverup.

    Did Hamas get their hands on 0bama’s missing MANPADS?? If so,…I think somebody, has some explaining to do.

    It all hinges on where and especially when, that video was made.

    • nc

      15000?

      • Burt Zerker

        It was 20,000, but 5k were supposedly accounted for and possibly deactivated. This is all ‘alleged’,… of course.

    • my preciousss!!

      ohhh…. it all makes sense now.

    • my preciousss!!

      ohhh…. it all makes sense now.

  • http://twitter.com/jmylive Mike Yerian

    Would be nice if Hamas, Palestinians fed their children, tried to improve their economy, and, you know, WENT ON ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF LIVING, instead of warring. Oh well…

  • nc

    Looks like their shock didn’t awe.

  • freeofliberals

    You know, they could just draw a picture of a burning jet on a piece of paper and achieved the same result.

  • Conrad2010

    They’d have better luck throwing stones @ jets flying over head.

  • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

    Is it just me, or is this a video of a missile seemingly exploding in midair, not far from where it was launched? I expanded to full screen to see if something was lost in the smaller version, but I couldn’t see anything either way, except that missile blows up almost immediately after it’s launched. Did anyone see a jet?

    • Blake Waymire

      The missile didn’t blow up, that was the engine igniting. A preliminary charge sends the missile out of the tube a safe distance away from the firer, and then the engine ignites to get it to the target. Pretty much all modern shoulder-fired missile launchers work like that.

      • LightSabre

        You sound like a good man to have around when we finally go to war with the SOB’s that support Obama.

      • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

        Thanks, Blake! Now that I know what I saw and that it was the engine igniting on the missile, did you see a jet? Did you see that missile hit anything? I didn’t, but that isn’t saying much because I didn’t know what I was seeing in the first place! (:

    • Blake Waymire

      The missile didn’t blow up, that was the engine igniting. A preliminary charge sends the missile out of the tube a safe distance away from the firer, and then the engine ignites to get it to the target. Pretty much all modern shoulder-fired missile launchers work like that.

  • ember

    I hope someone is looking closely at this video. If there is any way it can be traced by to Benghazi someone ( O ) will have some ‘splaining to do. Oh, please, oh, please, oh please,

  • ember

    I hope someone is looking closely at this video. If there is any way it can be traced by to Benghazi someone ( O ) will have some ‘splaining to do. Oh, please, oh, please, oh please,

  • ember

    IDF tweeted that the video means that Hamas has rockets that can reach the populated cities.

  • ember

    IDF tweeted that the video means that Hamas has rockets that can reach the populated cities.

  • raldy

    Did O learn to lie from them, or did they learn to lie from O?

  • raldy

    Did O learn to lie from them, or did they learn to lie from O?

  • my preciousss!!

    approximately 4000 yrs. ago, these uncircumsised phillistines brought along Goliath to intimidate the nation of Israel. now they have this stolen manpad thingie(s) to intimidate the same nation? they didn’t win then, they won’t win now. laughable, but quite pathetic really.

  • my preciousss!!

    approximately 4000 yrs. ago, these uncircumsised phillistines brought along Goliath to intimidate the nation of Israel. now they have this stolen manpad thingie(s) to intimidate the same nation? they didn’t win then, they won’t win now. laughable, but quite pathetic really.

  • MarcoAurelius

    Why does Sharia law prohibit homosexuality since the Prophet Mohammed was gay?

    • my preciousss!!

      LOL.
      watch your back for those jihadists….they’re gonna fatwah-tize you.

    • my preciousss!!

      LOL.
      watch your back for those jihadists….they’re gonna fatwah-tize you.

  • MarcoAurelius

    Why does Sharia law prohibit homosexuality since the Prophet Mohammed was gay?