Hamas’ conflict with Israel, which ended in a ceasefire, clearly demonstrated that in the world of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the ongoing struggle for a government of lives on the Internet is just as important as military success. Well, sometimes it’s more important.
So far, the course of events after each escalation of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has been similar. Hiding among Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, Hamas launched rockets towards Israel, to which the Jewish state responded by bombing targets in the Gaza Strip. Muslims took to the streets of cities in the Arab world, demanding the establishment of a free state of Palestine, but Western public opinion was more positive towards Israel, seeing terrorists in Hamas resembling those organizing the attacks in London, Paris and Madrid. Usually, civic sympathy for the victims of this conflict has been accompanied by an understanding of Israel’s actions in exercising its rights to defence.
But this time it was different. Big protests against…
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