Palestinians bemoan failure to exploit social media

20.05.2011                      16.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 31 des Omer

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Palestinians bemoan failure to exploit social media

West Bank bloggers awed by Arab Spring revolution launched by Facebook, encourage use of social networks.

The person behind the “People Want to End the Division” Facebook page must have been celebrating two months ago ahead of planned rallies across the West Bank and Gaza Strip calling for Palestinian national unity. Almost 41,000 people promised to turnout and close to another 6,700 said they would try.
But on March 15, the day of the event, only 4,000 turned out in Ramallah, which was the largest gathering. Another 1,500 assembled in Nablus. In the Gaza Strip, 3,000 rallied but their demonstration was quickly dispersed by Hamas operatives….