The situation in Israel and Palestine is escalating with the death of a Palestinian teenager after three Israeli teenagers were found dead.
After the three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped in mid-June, the #bringbackourboys hashtag was launched. Palestinians also voiced their opinion on Twitter and Facebook. As tensions grew through the region, so did the posts on social media.
After a Palestinian teenager is found in what some are calling a revenge killing, clashes took place in Shuafat , an Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem, where the teenager was last seen.
Huge fire as Palestinians try and create a cordon between them and Israeli forces in Shufat. pic.twitter.com/2Ye76aXd0a
— Sherine Tadros (@SherineT) July 2, 2014
A Palestinian boy was carried away after he was hit with a rubber bullet "fired by Israeli soldiers" in Shuafat. Photo from NBC News Foreign Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin's Instagram account.
Rocks covered the roads.
A Facebook page was launched after the discovery of the dead Israeli teens, which now seems to be taken down, translated to "People of Israel demand revenge." When last checked, it had more than 40,000 fans. Here is a photo that was on the page:
— Ami Kaufman (@AmiKaufman) July 2, 2014
In Jerusalem, a rabbi held an anti-racism rally:
— Yair Rosenberg (@Yair_Rosenberg) July 2, 2014
In response to the clashes, Talib Kweli canceled his concert in Israel.
As much as I want to play Israel, I have decided not to in solidarity with Palestinians who will not have access to my show...
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) July 2, 2014
And a reminder: It's Ramadan.