Monday, September 26, 2016

Attacks On Israelis and the New Wave of Incitement On Palestinian Social Media Pages

The sharp spike in violent Palestinian attacks against Israelis in the past week triggered many responses on social media. Palestinian social media accounts featured new hashtags such as "rage for your honor" and "the return of [Intifada] operations," as well as hashtags that were launched with the start of the current Palestinian wave of violence on October 2015, such as "Al-Quds Intifada" and "the Intifada continues."

Special Dispatch No.6627..
26 September '16..

As during previous spikes of violence in the past year, Facebook pages of Palestinian towns and neighborhoods posted photos and footage from the scenes of attacks, as well as graphics and messages praising the perpetrators. Facebook pages associated with Hamas also posted calls for additional attacks.

The following are examples of messages and images posted on social media over the past week:

Images From Gazan, Hamas-Affiliated Facebook Pages

The Hamas daily Al-Risala posted a cartoon on its Facebook page titled "The Intifada continues in Jerusalem and the West Bank" showing a knife as a gear stick in "drive" mode:, September 19, 2016. 

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