The Palestine Solidarity Movement, Human Rights and Twitter

  • Shadi Abu-Ayyash Universit



This paper examines the reaction of the Palestine Solidarity Movement in Ireland and the UK to the recent Israeli war on Gaza. It studies how the major solidarity groups used Twitter in their endeavour to show online audiences the Palestinian narrative, along with providing information on local solidarity activities. The paper suggests that the Twitter platform was used by major solidarity groups during the war as a tool to connect with Palestinian activists, to inform online followers about human stories of the Palestinian victims and to organise local supporting activities. Results suggest that the text and images used, support the movement’s emphasis on human rights discourse.


March 11, 2015
How to Cite
Abu-Ayyash, S. (2015). The Palestine Solidarity Movement, Human Rights and Twitter. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 8(2).