The U.S. Christians United for Israel has launched a campaign demanding Twitter ban Hamas from the site. In addition to starting a letter writing campaign supporting a Hamas ban, the group has launched a Twitter hashtag #BanHamas.
The campaign demands "No Twitter for Terrorists." The letter which supporters are requested to tweet to the U.S. Attorney's office in a bid to ban Hamas, states: "Twitter is currently providing Hamas terrorists with an important 'service' and with powerful 'communications equipment' that are crucial to furthering its primary terrorist objectives."
Al Arabiya reported the pro-Israel CUFI demands Twitter “observe both the United States law and your own Terms of Service by immediately banning Hamas, the Izzadeen Al-Qassam Brigades and any related entities from operating Twitter accounts (e.g. @AlqassamBrigade).”
The Times of Israel reported the letter received support from 12,000 people within four hours of its launch.
Meanwhile an Israeli army spokesman tweeted “We recommend no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.”
Christians United for Israel is a grassroots organization with 1.25 million supporters in the U.S. It is led by Pastor John Hagee who said earlier this year: "Supporting Israel is not a political issue, it's a Bible issue. There is only one way to live your life - the Bible way or the wrong way" Haaretz reported. Hagee believes in unconditional support of Israel and criticism of the Obama administration.