Exit Gaza Strip…Enter Facebook and Twitter

Just when I thought the power of social media couldn’t surprise me any longer, I am here to admit that I am in awe of these actions taken by these religious zealots. For those of you who fell asleep in history class and have no clue what the Israel and Palestinian conflict is or what it’s about here is a very extremely brief synopsis. (partly due to the fact I used to doze off as well so i only caught bits and pieces… lol) The Israelis and Palestinians don’t like each other got that? good.. lol.

But seriously though the Israeli – Palestinian conflict is the ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians that began back in the earlier part of the 20th century. The conflict is wide-ranging in issues. The remaining key issues are: mutual recognition, borders, security, water rights, control of Jerusalem, Israeli settlements, Palestinian freedom of movement, and finding a resolution to the refugee question. Anywaaaaayyy enough of the history lesson back to my blog!

So the Israel and Palestinian forces have been engaged in a heated battle in the Gaza strip and now in the social media universe. The Israel Defense Forces and the Hamas Al Qassam Brigade have taken to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other outlets to post photos and videos to influence the rest of the world to be sympathetic to their cause.

Now what has left me in awe is not the fact that they have taken the social media route to promote their propaganda and their biased side of their story nope because that is expected, It’s the fact that these people are mortal enemies and in all the years of fighting, bombings, assassinations and kidnappings it has been pretty much impossible to have the two sides sit down and talk to each other; Politicians, embassadors and mediators from all over the world could not get these two factions to have a sit down and could not but social media has them not only replying to each others tweets but also retweeting the others tweet.. Go figure…


Rating 3.00 out of 5