lundi 24 juillet 2017

Intifada of the Citizen Journalist? Videos of Al-Aqsa Clashes Circulate Online

L'Intifada du journaliste citoyen? Les vidéos des affrontements d'Al-Aqsa circulent en ligne

Palestinian demonstrators attempt the block the road ahead of Israeli police cars outside Lions' Gate,
a main entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, on July 22, 2017 (AFP)

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa has been the focus of clashes over the last week, as Palestinians protest security measures introduced by Israel and considered a threat to the status quo at the contested holy site.
Videos and photographs taken by ordinary individuals have dominated the social media coverage of events.

Many contest that their footage represents the true picture of proceedings, one that is not being seen in mainstream media coverage.

One such example is a video purporting to show an Israeli soldier kicking a Palestinian praying on the street outside of Al-Aqsa complex. The video has been tweeted and retweeted multiple times including by British lawmaker Lord N....

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