Digital contestation in protracted conflict: The online struggle over al-Aqsa Mosque

Maya de Vries*, Neta Kligler-Vilenchik, Eman Alyan, Moshe Ma’oz, Ifat Maoz

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Abstract

This study explores the ways in which social media platforms are used by East Jerusalem Palestinians to mobilize religious practices and political activism in the struggle over one of the central issues of contestation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: al-Aqsa Mosque. A data set containing 166 posts and 485 comments from five major Facebook pages was qualitatively analyzed, thus revealing how these networked platforms mobilize and call their followers to join the on-the-ground action.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)189-211
Number of pages23
JournalCommunication Review
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Jul 2017

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Keywords

  • East Jerusalem
  • Facebook
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • al-Aqsa
  • protest

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