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December 30, 2008

Web reveals both sides of Gaza conflict

Posted: 12:04 PM ET

We are now in the fourth day of the battle in Gaza. As expected, social networking sites like Twitter.com and video-sharing sites like Youtube.com are buzzing.

Bombed-out buildings in Gaza this week. Photo: Getty Images

Subscribers to Twitter's QassamCount are posting real-time reports of rocket attacks from Israel, as well as media reports and videos. Here's a sample:

QassamCount: Two Qassam rockets fired from north Gaza landed in an open areas within the Sha'ar Hanegev and Eshkol regional councils.

RT @dibau_naum_h: war stories: my train to work this morning was delayed due to rockets fired(..). rockets are expected to hit my town soon.

You can also go to search.twitter.com and enter #gaza for continuing debate and discussion on the Gaza situation.

As is always the case with open forums like Twitter, you'll find duplicate links to media reports, along with unsubstantiated rumors and inaccuracies.

The Israel Defense Force has even taken to Youtube.com to post videos of its offensive into Gaza. As of this writing, the IDF page had more than 800 subscribers and eight videos posted. Half of the videos show targets being destroyed, while others show things like Israelis loading up humanitarian supplies or the Israeli Air Force preparing for a nighttime operation.

What online resources are you using to keep up with the conflict in the Middle East? Post them here or at iReport.com.

- Stephen Walsh, CNN.com

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mr g   January 6th, 2009 7:52 am ET

man these guy need to set with the program they have been fighting over the same stuff fo decades and what has it gotten them, the loss of their children, mothers, and fathers. They must not cotinue to keep acting like children they need to come up with a mutual aggrement that benifits them both, or they will end up runing both their cultures. As th old saying goes those who dont learn from there mistakes are doomed to repeat them.


CoffeeAddict   January 6th, 2009 8:41 am ET

I have seen footage from both sides of the conflict. Yes, the pictures of the dead and dying are terrible, and it is a shame it is happening. However, peace will never come until both sides cease the cycle of violence.

Hamas is claiming Israel struck first, but it was Hamas who violated the last cease fire constantly, and instead of using the time given to try to help the people of Gaza, they instead spent all their resources doubling the range of their rockets. They are still teaching their children to hate, to be living weapons of death, and to live only a life of war and destruction.

Hamas depends on hate of Israel to keep their people united. Even if Israel ceased to exist, they would only shift that hatred to someone else, and keep hating and destroying all others, until they were the only ones left, and then they would turn on one another like starving dogs.


Franko   January 6th, 2009 3:12 pm ET

What does it mean to be a Zionist Isreali
An Osama Wasabee Mohammedam ?

One defines; you cannot have, one without the other


James in Nebraska   January 7th, 2009 2:48 pm ET

The site I visit (reddit.com) seems to be filling up with propaganda from both sides. It’s hard to tell what is truth and what is fiction. We have both sides trying to get everyone to side with them be cause they are correct and the other side isn’t.


Franko   January 7th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

To resolve this crisis, we need to investigate the cause
Then file a patent, valid for a million years
Which revenge was the first ?


Hossein   January 8th, 2009 5:02 am ET

Why US and European governments give the tax where people pay, to Israel to do these war crimes and associate their nations in blood of women and innocent children? Hamas was selected with Palestine nation vote. Why Israel surrounds Gaza and don't let wounded persons receive food and drug? Isn't Israel a occupier?? Isn't this an unfair war? Who has equipped Israel with F16 fighter plane?
I think Democracy and Human rights is a big lie in West.


LAFITTE   January 8th, 2009 7:51 am ET

Hello,
I am a journalist working for http://www.france24.com.
I am writing an article on how medias are dealing with comments moderation, regarding Gaza. A few newspapers in France have stopped publishing any reaction : because they were too numerous and often insulting.
Could you tell me what CNN's policy is ? Especially on Gaza's topic ?

Thank you in advance.
Best regards
Priscille Lafitte

--–
Journalist
http://www.france24.com
plafitte@france24.com


Mr. Moose   January 8th, 2009 2:10 pm ET

It's an occupation. Is it so unreasonable that people would be willing to sacrifice their lives in order to extract invaders?


Bob   January 9th, 2009 9:32 am ET

Millions of Muslims worldwide were cheering and dancing in the streets on 9-11 as 3000 absolutely innocent men, women, and children were executed in America by Muslims. There were no expressions of revulsion within the Islamic world for this sub-human act. Now the pathetic appeasers in the UN and Europe want the Jews to stop defending themselves and just accept wholesale death as promised for them by Iran. My suggestion is for the Israelis to kill as many of these barbaric Muslim terroists as possible. Do not worry too much about innocent and ancillary victims as such is an unfortunate and truly unsolvable problem that exists in all wars. Recall that there were no complaints by oppressed people that tens of thousands of innocent civilians were killed in places like Dresden, Berlin, and London during WWII. Hammas is using the incompetent western media to showcase their own strategy of melding rockets within schoolhouses and rellgious places. Absolute victory over these mid-eastern monsters is the only avenue of survival of civilized people from the ongoing cruelty, barbarism and intolerance of Islam. We have all seen enough of beheadings, stoning to death, and hangings offered to us by Arab media outlets who proudly showcase their form of civility.


Franko   January 11th, 2009 6:05 pm ET

Bob.
"Millions of Muslims worldwide were cheering"
But only a few Catholic schoolchildren icheered in South America
In China, some thought US had it coming
Even rapper - "KRS-One: "I Cheered 9/11""

Search for the common theme
Muslim Ayatollah and Federated Reserve of Corporate Fraud
Corrupt governments, conveniently USA supported


Bruce   January 16th, 2009 2:08 pm ET

Can anyone deny that this is what Hamas wants? They could have prevented this!


Franko   January 17th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

Watch - Charlie Rose – NOAM CHOMSKY
Who pulls the strings to orchestrate endless international killings ?

Adverise it, repeat the big lie, with Madison Avenue style,
With endless skill; The Global Empire of Justice
Marketed with deception, most, but not all believe.


Jeff of Peoria   January 19th, 2009 9:04 am ET

All they have to do is stop firing rockets. They don't even have to recognize that Israel has a right to exist. Thye don't even have to say Israels name or anything. Just stop firing rockets and sending suicide bombers. That's it!!!


Gene   January 19th, 2009 10:15 am ET

In responce to Hossein –

I am just interested to know if you are watching the same incident as he rest of us? – Hamas was the first to fire rockets into Israel. Hamas did not come to power by vote – they took it by force. Educate yourself before stating improper facts.

Hamas only understand one thing – that is being beaten down like the terrorist group they are. They dont logic, they dont keep promises, they are full of hate, they teach their children to be martyrs and etc... They only undertand violence and power. There will be no solution as long as Hamas remains a terrorist organization and does not bring politics to the table.


Franko   January 25th, 2009 3:07 pm ET

The Greatest Terrorist of all - fermenting, dividing to control ?
USA rejected a 2 state agreement (from watching Chomsky video)

Hamas, right or wrong - just cannot win
Analize; - Why the endleess continuation of motivation ?


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Lupe   March 1st, 2012 2:46 pm ET

did reterpors worry about japanese families suffering when the united states was trying to win ww2 ?and since japan was full on behind its war machine, making them suffer was the only way to end it with us winning.I would say that the same applies to the palistinians of gaza. they voted in hamas.we should note its pretty quite on the west bank.


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