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#HamasBumperStickers: Israel supporters take to Twitter with inflammatory hashtag

#HamasBumperStickers has become the second most popular hashtag on Twitter.

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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. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

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. 


Israel supporters take to Twitter with inflammatory hashtag

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 ==> Malkin

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