Approaching Conflicts
Contexts, Perspectives, and Values in Israel Education

Hashtags, Hamas, and Israel-Gaza on Social Media

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Tom Ashbrook, a radio host of On Point on National Public Radio, comments on the conflict in Gaza that took place in the summer of 2014, emphasizing that "The battle over Gaza, Hamas, and Israel is not only played out in bomb shelters and obliterated streets. More than ever this time, it is playing out in social media all over the world. Twitter feeds, Facebook, YouTube – all full of images and emotion from both sides. A torrent of instant reports and reactions to terrible scenes of fear and suffering. From reporters, governments, militaries – and lots of civilians."