Palestine Unbound

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VOL. 47

2018

No. 2
P. 98
Palestine Unbound
Palestine Unbound
ABSTRACT

This section, updated regularly on Palestine Square, strives to capture the tenor and content of popular conversations related to the Palestinians and the Arab-Israeli conflict held on new and dynamic platforms, unbound by traditional media. Items that either have gone viral or represent a significant cultural moment or trend during the quarter 16 August–15 November 2017 include: global protests marking one hundred years since the issuance of the Balfour Declaration, the Palestinian Authority arrest of human rights defender Issa Amro for allegedly violating its new cyber crimes law, an update on Rasmea Odeh’s deportation from the United States, and a viral social media campaign initiated by a youth group in Gaza called “Breakthrough,” which used sarcastic tweets to laud supposed advancements there.