@hamas We are bombing you.
Matt Buchanan of Buzzfeed has noticed something unusual about the Israeli Defense Forces Twitter feed. This morning it announced a major assault on Gaza and has been regularly updating followers on the operation.
That came at 9:29 a.m. Two minutes later, the IDF tweeted:
That link takes you to the IDF’s liveblog of the assault, where you can watch a video of the IDF bombing a car carrying Al-Jabari, along with a poster listing his offenses and announcing that he has been “ELIMINATED.” And if you missed that on the liveblog, you could catch it on Twitter:
Slate‘s Fruzsina Eördögh says this is good propaganda. And no doubt she’s right. But it’s also bad for the soul.
Read the Reuters report on “Operation Pillar of Defence” here.