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Social media campaign counters Israeli war narrative that 'both sides are suffering'

A social media campaign launched by pro-Palestinian activists is seeking to counter Israel’s war narrative that presents the situation within Israel as equally unbearable as violence in Gaza, amid growing attempts to silence Palestinian content on social media.

Videos circulating on Twitter under the hashtag #unmutepalestine have sought to show the stark contrast between the recent bloodshed in Gaza, where an 11-day airstrike campaign killed over 200 people, and living conditions inside the Israeli territories neighbouring the enclave.

Meanwhile, the UN chief Antonio Guterres said he was “deeply shocked by the continued air and artillery bombardment by the Israeli Defense Forces in Gaza.”

“If there is a hell on earth, it is the lives of children in Gaza today,” he said.

The videos under the hashtag #unmutepalestine convey the reality of the unparalleled human tragedy which unfolded in the enclave, a 41km (25 miles) long stretch of coast where around 2 million people live in constant fear of violence.

Israeli strikes killed 248 Palestinians, including 66 children, since the bombardment began on May 10. In Israel, 12 people, including one child, were killed by rockets launched from Gaza. On Friday, Israel and Hamas agreed to implement an Egypt-brokered ceasefire.

The campaign #unmutepalestine has also rallied demands that Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram stop blocking Palestinian content and supporting the Israeli narrative.

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