Twitter Bumper Stickers
Yesterday, Israel killed Ahmed Jabari. The IDF is boasting about the killing. As for the question, who is Ahmed Jabari … that depends on who you ask.
The IDF has put out a graphic about the killing. “Planned multiple terrorist attacks that killed Israeli civilians… Commanded the operation to kidnap Gilad Shalit … Ordered Palestinian terrorists to fire thousands of rockets into Israel” Democracy Now tells a different story.
AMY GOODMAN: Mohammed Omer, I wanted to ask you about a new report in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz. The Israeli peace activist Gershon Baskin, who helped mediate between Israel and Hamas in the deal to release Gilad Shalit, told the paper that Hamas military commander Ahmed Jabari was assassinated just hours after he received the draft of a permanent truce agreement with Israel, which included mechanisms for maintaining the ceasefire. What do you know about this?
MOHAMMED OMER: Well, this is accurate. This is what some of the Hamas officials are confirming. Now, I should say that the—there is outrage among the Palestinian political parties, particularly Islamic Jihad and Hamas and even PFLP and the more secular movements. They are angry because they say that al-Jabari is known as a moderate and negotiator, just to remind our people that al-Jabari is the one behind the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. And al-Jabari was the one who’s actually the contact person during this critical time of the year; when there is bombing and F-16s firing and there is a need for truce, al-Jabari is the person to talk on behalf of the Palestinians. So far, the Egyptians will not be able to reach anybody who is able to talk to the Palestinians and to install real truce. It’s exactly like losing Yasser Arafat, who had a lot of influence on the Palestinians. And now we are losing al-Jabari, who has a lot of influence on the military wings of all the political factions, given the fact that he plays a most important role as a Palestinian leader among the Palestinian factions and in the Palestinian street.
AMY GOODMAN: Mohammed Omer, how did this latest violence get started? The Israeli government says it’s because of Hamas rocket fire out of Gaza.
MOHAMMED OMER: Well, there was a truce, actually. There was a truce. And they also made it—they also made—the Israelis made it possible for the people to believe that there was a truce. Otherwise, someone like al-Jabari would not be moving in Gaza City. That’s out of the question. Most of the Hamas leaders, when there is no truce, they won’t be moving. He was driving with his driver or with his bodyguard, Muhammad al-Hums, in the streets of Gaza City. And I happened to be next to this bomb. There was absolutely quietness. There was no need for worry for anybody in Gaza. It was about two days ago where they were installing truce, and al-Jabari was involved in this. It was just a sudden attack by the Israeli F-16 missiles, which hit al-Jabari and caused all this riot and the retaliation, which is coming from both Hamas and other factions who are firing rockets.
And now for something completely different. At twitter, a trending topic today is #HamasBumperStickers. Tweeters are getting ready for some feel good killing.
@lillivonschtupp #hamasbumperstickers i tried to get to heaven and all i got was this lousy shrapnel
@KevinZ418 #HamasBumperStickers – I Never Shower! I Could Die Any Hour!
@JBucknoff #HamasBumperStickers I’m so proud of my husband. He tied a bomb to our 6 yr old daughter & threw her at & killed an innocent Israeli family.
@theeAuthentic “@EDMLounge: My other car blew up your Honor Student #HamasBumperStickers” this is why twitter is amazing @theryanwalsh
@lgyandell #HamasBumperStickers “We Blow Up More Hospitals than ObamaCare”
@alexbrown17 Not a great sign that so many are more offended by #HamasBumperStickers than they are by the actions of Hamas — a TERRORIST organization.
@azola42 My son the blessed suicide bombers eyes were blue – one blew this way one blew that way. #HamasBumperStickers
@mrgeology #hamasbumperstickers –> I blew up my honor roll student.
@unbiased610 5 yr old potential bride for sale for 2 goats #HamasBumperStickers
@BellaPelosi #HamasBumperStickers C-4 It’s not just for Breakfast anymore.
@suzibasterd Is that C4 in your pants or are you just happy to see me? #HamasBumperStickers
@SCUDHunter76 #HamasBumperStickers I miss my ex. Perhaps I shouldn’t have honor killed her.
@davidjkramer #HamasBumperStickers We voted for Obama! Twice!
@NathanWurtzel #HamasBumperStickers Honk If You’re About to be Taken Out by an Israeli Air to Surface Missile Retweeted 1093 times
@joshingstern #HamasBumperStickers Dynamite $250.00 Knapsack $35.00 Ball bearings dipped in arsenic, exploding in an Israeli kindergarden….priceless
@JustCallMeFrank “What’s The Martyr With You?” #HamasBumperStickers
@Onelifetogive #HamasBumperStickers “Ask Me About My Exploding Grandchildren”
@michellemalkin #HamasBumperStickers is still trending. Hamas supporters are still up in arms==> http://is.gd/yzeiQh
@CaptYonah Gaza Auto Sales: We Blow Away The Competition #HamasBumperStickers
@patrickgaley It’s easier than ever now to identify racists and advocates of child murder on twitter. Just follow #HamasBumperStickers
@TheFunnyRacist #HamasBumperStickers My kid can blow up your kid.
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