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Hamas defeated Israel in virtual warfare during Gaza conflict

Hamas defeated Israel in virtual warfare during Gaza conflict
03-01-2013,02:56

Al Qassam website – Analysis says Hamas's use of Twitter, Facebook during recent Israeli War on Gaza reflects a transformed approach to warfare, as world acknowledges importance of social networks during emergencies.

A study published on Haaretz by an Israeli researcher has shown that the social networking activity of Hamas during the Israeli War on Gaza was more effective than that of the Israeli Forces.

Ezzedeen Al Qassam Brigades waged a war of words as a response to the Israeli attacks and to expose the Israeli violations against the Palestinian civilians by using the new media tools.

The Brigades has gained media attention for its use of social media during the latest conflict in Gaza. Up-to-date tweets have given the public a constant stream of news from the Gaza situation, and statistics about who has been affected by the conflict.

The Brigades has also used their accounts to issue warning of the Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip and to inform the press about Al Qassam Brigades operations against the Israeli military bases.

Al Qassam Brigades used Facebook in 2007, since then, the war for gaining the hearts of public opinion has begun between the Brigades and Israel, Israel tried to incite the Facebook administration against Al Qassam accounts, so the Facebook responds to the Israeli pressure and closed several pages, but the Brigades still continue fighting back by opening another pages.

The most important war of words was in the last Israeli war on Gaza in 2012 on twitter, Israel tried to use twitter and YouTube to publicize the killing of Palestinian civilians, but they fail due to the strong content coming out of Gaza during the war.

The Brigades established its first twitter account in 2008 and established another one in 2009, several worldwide press agencies followed our account on twitter, in addition to reporters, journalists and supporters.

The Establishers of the accounts on twitters use three Languages Arabic, English and Hebrew. In the last month, the Brigades established an account for Abu Obeida, Ezzedeen Al Qassam Brigades spokesperson.

E-mail: english@alqassam.ps

Facebook: qassamps

English accounts on Twitter: @AlqassamBrigade and @qassambrigades

Arabic account: @Qassam_Arabic

Abu Obeida, Al Qassam Spokesperson, account: @spokespers

Flickr: qassamgallery