Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are live-tweeting their attack on Hamas today. Tweets notifying the public of attacks and counterattacks, sometimes accompanied with pictures and video, have been coming from @IDFSpokesperson all day giving Twitterers a first-hand account of the attacks.
This is how it began:
We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead. — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson)
Background information on the reason for the attacks was supplied:
When the time came to attack, IDF posted this:
@IDFSpokesperson The IDF has embarked on Operation Pillar of Defense.
Then the following video demonstrating a pinpoint attack on a Hamas vehicle was linked from Youtube:
And the night ended with this:
@IDFSpokesperson Tonight, more than 1 million Israelis are going to sleep in bomb shelters. This operation will bring a better tomorrow.