Both the Israeli and Hamas military forces have fought to control the narrative surrounding the conflict in Gaza using social media. But the Israeli Defense Forces’ broadcasting of the details of its attacks against Gaza via Twitter, YouTube, and its own blog (IDFblog.com) is more organized and pointed–and its viral qualities have made it perfect fodder for protesters. Soon after the IDF’s first tweet of an attack last Wednesday, protesters across the globe took to the streets to rally against the bloodshed and show their support for Gaza–and for Israel as well.
Here, a look at the Tweet heard round the world, and the ongoing protests that followed.
The start of the most recent installation of Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as told by social media: