If ISIS can rule social media, then so can we, thought Hamas

The Islamic militant group Hamas has launched a Twitter hashtag campaign to build support in the West, but the effort seems to be backfiring.

Hamas, which rules Gaza, launched (hashtag)AskHamas on Friday. The campaign promised responses from the group’s leaders, or as they called it, “Truth from the mouth of the horse.”

Twitter users responded with mockery.

One asked if a masked Hamas gunman was “single and ready to mingle.”

Others criticized Hamas for hiding weapons and fighters in civilian areas. A Twitter user whose profile identified her as an Israeli diplomat asked: “Given a choice, is it better to hide a weapons cache in a hospital’s radiology or pediatrics unit?”

Hamas said the goal of the campaign is so the group could express its views directly to the world.

Social media is a very tricky beast better left to the true experts. ?Hamas also misjudged the support the have out in the world. ? The support they appear to have comes from the media who are largely anti-Israel because they are largely anti-US.

Going straight to the people, the harsh reality of their true lack of support has hit home.

 

– One News

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