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The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas announced on Thursday the launch of an official English-language website.
“We have launched our English website because we believe that communication matters,” the organization said on its Twitter feed.
Hamas has also apparently sought to broaden its outreach to a wider audience. In a subsequent tweet, it touted the new site’s interactive features.
“And because we value your opinions and cherish diversity, we have also added a contact button,” it tweeted, adding a “smiley” emoticon.
The site contains pro-Hamas propaganda as well as official statements and links to news stories.
Earlier this year, Hamas’ foray into social media got off to an awkward start after it invited Twitter users to submit questions to the group using the hashtag #AskHamas. In response, the Twitter feed was inundated with sarcastic tweets ridiculing the organization.