Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Gaza War - Online

There's no doubt about, this latest conflict (war?) in Gaza is definitely playing out online. There are quite a few creative and impressive resources online - here's just a handful I've more or less stumbled upon:

  • ElectronicIntifada.net - "The Electronic Intifada (EI), found at electronicIntifada.net, publishes news, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from a Palestinian perspective." Depending on your perspective, this is either a news site or a propaganda site. It's definitely polished.
  • Twitter: @QassamCount - a live feed of rocket strikes from Hamas into Israel. Just about an hour ago, a town near where I spent a few months living, was hit.
  • Photos from The Guardian - War is truly hell.
  • Twitter: @israelconsulate - this is a twitter stream that's answering questions from folks on Twitter about Israel's actions. I think it's very well done, and is nothing short of remarkable considering the questions have to be answered in under 140 characters. This one is worth checking out.
  • Twitter: @AJGaza - Al Jazeera's news feed about Gaza. It definitely has a news feel to it, as facts about both Hamas and Israel are being shared.
  • YouTube video of Humanitarian aid - The video isn't particularly high quality, but that certainly gives it authenticity. I'm sure there's plenty more video on both sides showing the conflict. The war even continues into the comments, as people respond to how impressed or not, they are to video.
  • Live Twitter Chatter - See what people are talking about with respect to Gaza. This always makes for interesting reading.
  • Online Petition - Here's an online petition asking for Israel to not stop their war. Like most of the above content, it's compelling stuff.

Oy, what a mess this is. And thanks to the Internet, you can follow along like never before.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:10 PM

    Israel always loses the PR war. They can't win when Hamas sets up rockets and ammunition dumps next to houses and schools. Guaranteed to kill civilians. The press just eats that stuff up.