#HamasBumperStickers: Israel supporters take to Twitter with inflammatory hashtag


Ahmed Jabari, leader of Qassam Brigades in the Gaza Strip, oversees a prisoner exchange with Israel near the Rafah border crossing on October 18, 2011. The landmark swap freed abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after five years in Hamas hands.



As soon as Operation Pillar of Defense began, netizens around the world took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

Of the top trending tweets on Twitter, the second-most popular tweet subject in the world was #HamasBumperStickers — a series of offensive tweets launched at the Gaza-based militant faction. 


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Storified by GlobalPost · Thu, Nov 15 2012 07:22:17

#HamasBumperStickers has become a top trending hashtag on Twitter...but are the tweets funny, or just offensive?
#HamasBumperStickers What car bomb would Mohammed drive?The People's Cube
If You Can Read This You'd Better Not Be A Woman #HamasBumperStickersDonny Ferguson
#HamasBumperStickers I fired ten rockets and all I got was this lousy bumper stickerCaptain Barak Raz
#HamasBumperStickers If you can read this, thank a teacher. If your wife and daughters can't, thank a mullahThe People's Cube
#HamasBumperStickers Honk If You're About to be Taken Out by an Israeli Air to Surface MissileNathan Wurtzel
#HamasBumperStickers Honk If You Hate IsraelTyler Hunter
#HamasBumperStickers How's My Suicide Bombing? 555-5555Warren Peas
If #HamasBumperStickers offends you, then stop using your kids to blow up other kids in the name of your god.Andrew
However, not everyone approves of the hashtag:
I think the #HamasBumperStickers hashtag and it's "jokes" are racist and should be reported to Twitter. Please RT.Keri
A lot of the tweets in the #HamasBumperStickers trend are extremely offensive. I disapprove.Hannah Zelazny
The Hamas support brigade wants Twitter to censor #HamasBumperStickers ==> http://is.gd/yzeiQhMichelle Malkin

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