[lg policy] Gaza conflict: Israeli proofreads Hamas' tweets - Hamas says "thank you"

Yael Peled yael.a.peled at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 15 06:26:14 UTC 2014


This might be of interest for researchers working on conflict 
linguistics: the following links to a screenshot capturing a 
correspondence between the official twitter account of the Hamas 
military wing (Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades - @qassamhebrew) and an 
Israeli who noted several grammatical errors in their Hebrew tweets 
(Hebrew only, sorry).

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152512760421358&set=a.10150423449646358.379424.543376357&type=1

It is a bit difficult to translate the exchange precisely, but it goes 
something like this:
1. Hamas issues a tweet that cites a text message (in broken Hebrew) 
sent to Israelis recently as part of the movement's psychological warfare.
2. In response, an Israeli replies with the required grammatical 
corrections.
3. Hamas then tweets back a "thank you" and a short grammatical 
clarification concerning one of the points raised by the Israeli.
4. The Israeli then tweets back her hope that the owner of the account 
would also take charge of Hamas' texting activities, since the (broken) 
Hebrew messages essentially fail to generate the desired negative effect.


Hoping for quieter days,


Yael


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