Israel Defense Forces Use Twitter, YouTube To Publicize Killing Of Hamas Military Chief Ahmad Jabari (VIDEO)

Israel Publicizes Killing Of Hamas Military Chief On Twitter, YouTube

The Israel Defense Forces have taken to Twitter and YouTube to publicize Wednesday's killing of Hamas military chief Ahmad Jabari.

The militant leader was the target of an Israeli missile strike on the Gaza Strip.

The IDF has an official YouTube channel as well as an official Twitter account. A video posted on their YouTube channel (which can be viewed above) appears to show the attack occurring from a bird's eye view.

The video, which is entitled "IDF Pinpoint Strike on Ahmed Jabari, Head of Hamas Military Wing," includes the following description:

"On Nov. 14, 2012, the IDF targeted Ahmed Jabri, the head of Hamas' military wing, in the Gaza Strip. Jabri was a senior Hamas operative who served in the upper echelon of the Hamas' command and was directly responsible for executing terror attacks against Israel in the past."

In addition to posting the video, the IDF Twitter feed, @IDFSpokesperson, posted information about the strike. Some of the tweets can be viewed below:

The Twitter feed also publicized the aforementioned video of the strike.

Per Reuters, as a consequence of strikes by Israel on Wednesday, "Seven people including two girls under the age of five were killed, the health ministry said." Hamas responded to the attacks by saying that Israel had "opened the gates of hell".

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that the additional deaths mentioned at the end of the story were a result of the strike that killed Jabari. Those casualties seem to have been a result of Israel's subsequent attacks.

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