We were hundreds, probably thousands taking part in the first part of the worldwide #Gaza2 Campaign organized by activists on Twitter, consisting of tweeting a maximum of informations about Gaza, especially from 5 to 7pm GMT. And despite the censorship imposed by Twitter and that prevented the hashtag from showing in the trending topics (as it SHOULD have, see explanation below…), we did it:
This is how it looked like worldwide at 8:25pm GMT:
And this is the statistical representation:
It was even announced trending in Manchester by @trendsmanc:
Even though Twitter didn’t show it, we made it, obviously. =))
Because the victims of the Gaza massacre in 2008-2009 had names, we wanted to honor them, hence the most striking part of that tweeting session was the listing of all the martyrs, their age, address, occupation, and date of death. A kind of virtual memorial to denied murdered souls. Beside that, a huge effort of facts and stats gathering has been made, especially by the Never Cast Lead Again blog, which has been a great source of information we will keep on using in the future to shed light on Gaza’s condition.
The massacre lasted 22 days. 22 long days for Palestinians in Gaza, locked up between walls, sea and tanks. We will keep up the struggle for Gaza, because so long as there is faith, there will be hope. Please read the following tweets, picked up from yesterday’s tweeting session (more here):