#AskHamas Twitter Campaign is Now Available in Hebrew
by David Daoud
A Hamas publicity campaign, established on Twitter, which invites users from around the word to ask the terror organization’s leaders questions, under the hashtag #AskHamas, is now also available in Hebrew so that Israeli users can also ask questions.
“The Al-Qassam Brigades spokesman in Hebrew announced that #AskHamas [in Hebrew] would be available for the next 24 hours. Everyone is invited,” was posted on Hamas’ Twitter feed.
Over the past few days, the Gaza based Hamas issued a statement about the establishment of the new #AskHamas campaign aimed at raising international awareness, but the outreach has been met with a fair share of derision.
Hamas’ Twitter feed has been filled with user’s tweets that have taken over the #AskHamas hashtag with insults and mockery.
In a response to one of the questions asked about the fate of the commander of Hamas’ military wing, Mohammad Deif, Hamas responded very matter-of-factly, “Mohammad Deif is dead like Putin is Dead. We do not respond to such questions.”
In a response to another user’s question, “what does Israel have to do so that you will set aside your arms?” Hamas responded, “We are a peace-seeking organization. The moment the enemy will wave the white flag – there will be peace.” In another response to the same question, Hamas responded, “shut down the State.”
“How much did you pay the KKK for fashion advice?” one of the users asked. “Don’t you know you’re poverty pimps,” another user asked pointing to a picture of the organization’s leader Khaled Meshaal, and the caption, “worth 2.6 million dollars.” Another user wrote, “this campaign by Hamas seems like a very bad idea. Are you sure that that whoever suggested it wasn’t a Mossad agent?”
In Hamas, they hoped that the campaign would convince Europeans and Americans that they are a legitimate opposition group and not a terrorist organization. However, the responses don’t seem to have borne out their expectations.