Since Hamas began tweeting on November 21, 2009 it has amassed a fellowship of almost 20,000 followers on its various accounts. These accounts include those of Hamas Info – the main organization’s office, Hamas’ military arm – the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ media wing Al-Aqsa TV, Hamas Political Bureau deputy chairman Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook , senior Hamas official Izzat Rishq, and two accounts for Hamas Radio.
Hamas uses its accounts to tweet news flashes, report attacks, battles and other operational activities, and share videos. However, the main focus of Hamas’ tweets are the dispersion of Propaganda, including calls for Jihad and martyrdom, the expulsion and killing of Jews, and for conquering Jerusalem.
All accounts send their tweets almost exclusively in arabic and are used to disperse Hamas’ hateful propaganda messages. The following are only a few examples of tweets sent by the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades:
PM Haniya, “We clearly say that the militant resistance is the only way for liberating the land”.
December 14, 2011
Al Qassam Brigades vows to abduct more soldiers qassam.ps/news-5044-Al_Q…
October 23, 2011
One Nation For New Holocaust, God willing. check this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETt2FHdy8Kc
April 7, 2011
Hamas calls for forming Arab army to liberate O. Jerusalem qassam.ps/news-5208-Hama…
December 21, 2011
Hamas and its armed wing, the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades, are designated as terrorist organizations by the US, EU, Israel, Japan and Canada. Al-Aqsa TV Channel is designated as a terrorist-funding organization by the U.S. Treasury Department and Mousa Abu Marzook is listed as a Specially Designated Terrorist on the U.S. Treasury Department’s Specially Designated National list.