Social networks provide a deadly new front between Palestinians and Israelis

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clashes between Israeli occupation forces and Palestinian protestors

File photo of clashes between Israeli occupation forces and Palestinian protestors

Palestinian new media activists now believe that they are leading a battle for the status quo with Israel in the current intifada. In fact, Facebook has closed many of their accounts, and has even gone so far as to say that many of their messages are ripe for prosecution.

Since the outbreak of the Jerusalem Intifada at the beginning of October last year, it has been characterised by confrontations in the occupied West Bank, a number of resistance operations against the occupation and Israeli military incursions, as well as disagreements erupting on social networks. The Palestinians have led a campaign to encourage news outlets to relay tweets and posts specific to the intifada, glorifying acts of self-defence in the face of Israeli aggression. Some of these include shootings and stabbings. Videos posted on Facebook and Twitter have reached an…

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