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Real-time war in the age of Twitter, a short look at the front lines

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

Israel live-tweets Gaza offensive

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin
Brian Fung at the Atlantic writes: “Over the past six hours, Israel’s military has been hammering Gaza with a barrage of missiles. The IDF’s public relations team, meanwhile, has just as steadily been covering the offensive — updating its Twitter handle, @IDFSpokesperson, with the play-by-play on Operation Pillar of Defense. Within moments of the opening salvo, IDF officials announced that they’d killed the top operative in Hamas’ armed services.”

Israel Kills Hamas Leader, Instantly Posts It to YouTube

from Wired Top Stories by Noah Shachtman
The Israel Defense Forces didn’t just kill Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jabari on Wednesday as he was driving his car down the street in Gaza. They killed him and then instantly posted the strike to YouTube. Then they tweeted a warning to all of Jabari’s comrades.

Israel and Alqassam Brigades Exchange Threats on Twitter

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Israeli Military Breaks News of Gaza Strike on Twitter

from Mashable! by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Israel announces military action on Twitter, setting new precedent for the service?s ability to spread news

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

Why is the Arab League in a Hurry to Meet over Gaza?

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini
The United Nations Security Council called for and held an emergency meeting Wednesday night to discuss the latest Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, and consequent Hamas rocket attacks into Israel. The Arab League, on the other hand, said it would meet on Saturday [Nov 17, 2012] to discuss the latest tension, drawing ridicule and anger from netizens around the Arab world – for it’s [lack of] action.

Worldwide Protests Planned in Support of Gaza

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini
On Twitter, Egyptian Nora Shalaby shares the link to a document which contains a constantly updated list of demonstrations being planned in support of Gaza worldwide. The list is being maintained by Omar Robert Hamilton (@RiverDryFilm) and @southsouth.

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