How the Israeli Army Used Social Media To Brag About an AssassinationQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|On Wednesday, the Israeli Air Force took out a car carrying Ahmed Said Khalil al-Jabari, head of the military wing (the Al-Qassam Brigades) of Hamas, the Palestinian terror group that governs the Gaza Strip. Shortly after, the Israeli military started going to town on Gaza, again.
And like that, the Israel Defense Forces took to social media to promo the assassination.
The IDF quickly posted a 10-second, black-and-white video of the killing to its official YouTube page. It was titled, "IDF Pinpoint Strike on Ahmed Jabari, Head of Hamas Military Wing," and vividly shows the moment of impact. By Tuesday night the video had been taken down "because its content violated YouTube's Terms of Service."
This image went up on the IDF's official Facebook timeline, with random Facebook users tagging the picture with names like "dead idiot":
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