Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:38:38 GMT
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation. Jeremy Collett, 30, of Winchester, Ohio was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs prescription pills toFull Story >
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:58:14 GMT
The Ohio Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from Ryan Widmer for a fourth trial. Widmer is serving a 15 years to life sentence for killing his wife, Sarah, in the bathtub of the couple's Hamilton TownshipFull Story >
The Ohio Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from Ryan Widmer for a fourth trial.Full Story >
(RNN) - Ever since Israel killed a Hamas leader via air strike Tuesday, the two groups have delivered constant updates on attacks via Twitter, giving an eerie virtual image of a real war.
The official Twitter account for the Israeli Defense Forces, in English, is @IDFspokesperson. It provides real-time claims about attacks launched on Gaza, missile fire from Hamas on Israel and links to pro-Israeli videos and articles.
Even pictures of alleged bomb sites and casualties are shared with the 108,000 followers. On Wednesday, the IDF tweeted a picture of Ahmed Al-Jabaari, a senior military official in Hamas, along with the word "eliminated."
The same attack also resulted in the death of 11 Palestinian civilians, including children, as well as the 11-month-old son of a BBC journalist, according to the Daily Mail.
The Twitter handle for Al Qassam Brigades - the military wing of Hamas - is @AlqassamBrigade. The group has been using the social media platform to send out its claims of offensives, updates on attacks from Israel, alleged videos of Israeli troops (WARNING: GRAPHIC) abusing Palestinian civilians, and images of dead Palestinians, including babies, that it states are victims of Israeli attacks .
"#Israel's military kills #Palestinian children in cold blood in #Gaza, shelling civilians & populated areas," Hamas tweeted. (WARNING: GRAPHIC)
The sides have engaged in a bit of dialogue with each other as well.
The IDF tweeted, "We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead."
Hamas responded: "Our blessed hands will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are (You Opened Hell Gates on Yourselves)."
And each side has created their own hashtags. Israel created #PillarofDefense, an English reference meant to convey the spirit of "Pillar of Cloud" in Hebrew, according to Gawker.
The "Pillar of Cloud" reference is from Exodus 14:19-20:
"Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel's army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them,coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long."
In response, Hamas launched "Operation Shale Stones" and the hashtag #ShaleStones.
The "shale stones" is a literal translation from a passage in the Quran that often gets translated in English to "stones of baked clay"
"Have you not seen how your Lord dealt with the people of the elephants? Did He not bring their plan to naught? And He sent against them swarms of birds which smote them with stones of baked clay."
The public display of propaganda and threats on a site where anybody can participate has invited a lot of feedback from people on all sides of the conflict.
Nearly every tweet each side sent out had several retweets and vehemently angry responses. But there have also been pleas for both sides to stop the fighting.
Some tweets, including many Israeli ones, have an almost sarcastic, matter-of-fact tone, which seems to invite all kinds of responses.
For example, Israel tweeted: "How did your day begin? Here in #Israel, a rocket fired from #Gaza hit a house."
And later tweeted: "Good morning to our friends in #America. While you were sleeping, 3 Israelis were killed when a rocket hit their house."
This is war in the 21st century.
Tension between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian group that governs the Gaza Strip, erupted once again Wednesday, when Israeli forces fired a missile on Al-Jabaari. Israel claimed it was done in retaliation to rockets being fired at southern Israel in recent days.
Israel then continued its assault on Gaza, resulting in at least 13 dead.
Hamas retaliated with its own attacks, killing at least three Israelis. On Thursday, Israel indicated ground operations may begin after Palestinian militants hit the country with more than 200 rockets, according to the Associated Press.
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:16:10 GMT
A big clean up is underway at Amelia High School following a prank. Several trees were toilet papered and the sign in front of the school was also changed. No word on any suspects in the prankFull Story >
No word on any suspects in the prank or if the school system plans to punish those responsible.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:06 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:06:35 GMT
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County. The Warren County chase started near Little Miami High School around 11:30 Tuesday night whenFull Story >
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:42 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:42:17 GMT
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday. Kara Perkins agreed to go along when one of her friends said she neededFull Story >
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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