Israel and Hamas Are Trying to Scare Each Other on Twitter

By Sam Biddle on at

Things are exploding in Israel and the Gaza Strip, and the two Middle Eastern militaries responsible are shit-talking online. In English. On Twitter. When did the horrors of warfare start resembling angry Selena Gomez fans?

Brinksmanship and bluster used to take place between world capitals on encrypted channels. Now, the No, you're gonna die! is delivered in public through a free web service. Israel is also using Twitter to spread videos of its recent aerial assassination of a prominent Hamas leader, and tell us to check out its Flickr feed, where it'll be posting war updates.

You were right, General Sherman. [via mims]