Gilad Schalit’s release trending on Twitter

19.10.2011                      21.Tischrei. 5772                       Hoschanah Rabbah

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Gilad Schalit’s release trending on Twitter

On the day when the historic deal went down, both Israeli and Palestinian Twitter users expressed their own happiness.

The unique events of Israel and Hamas’s prisoner swap and Gilad Schalit’s historic release hit home on social media Tuesday exactly at the time the freed soldier landed in Mitzpe Hila.
As thousands of people cheered, waved flags, sang and chanted to welcome him home, one tweet on the social networking site Twitter said it all: “A result of Israel-Hamas negotiations. ‘Palestinians and Israelis celebrating at the same time is a rare occurrence,’” with a link to a story on the topic from news agency Reuters.
Ironically, the tweet came from @Avinunu, confounder of the Electronic Intifada campaign and an avid anti-Israel blogger….