After Being Shut Down, Hamas Military Information Department Back On Twitter

September 1, 2016

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On August 20, 2016, Hamas’ Al-Qassam Martyrs Brigades created a new Twitter account after having previously been suspended.  As of September 1, 2016, the account has 76 tweets and 1,211 followers.

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The Al-Qassam Brigades had previously created a new account in early August after its previous one was suspended. The newest account is the latest example of a recurring pattern of extremist  accounts being recreated shortly after they are shut down. See MEMRI CJL, MEMRI CYBER JIHAD LAB: ‘Media Of The Resistance’: Hamas’s ‘Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Martyrs Brigade Media Office Relaunches Its Twitter Account – Tweeting Jihad, Martyrdom, Child Indoctrination, August 3, 2016.