Since this morning’s IDF airstrike on Gaza that killed a Hamas military chief, Twitchy has kept you posted on all the latest developments in the escalating battle. But in a surreal twist, Israel and Hamas are also engaged in a volley of social media salvos. Who could have predicted that Twitter would play a role in modern warfare?

Al Qassam, Hamas’ paramilitary wing, is using its Twitter account to threaten the IDF:

Al Qassam is also using Twitter to document its retaliatory efforts:

Al Qassam is vowing further retribution:

Twitterers are marveling at the fact that they’re watching a violent battle unfold over social media:

If only.


The IDF shoots back at Al Qassam’s claim that Tel Aviv has been hit.