Gaza citizens take to Twitter to give minute-by-minute updates

But its not only citizens that are involved. Forbes magazine wondered aloud if this was the first war to be declared on Twitter, after the Israeli Defence Force began live tweeting images and pictures of their bombing campaign, and militant groups in Gaza have also taken to twitter, voicing threats and bravado as they battle for the hearts and minds of a global audience.This report begins with the voice of Rana Baker, the blogger in East Gaza city.(Image: Gaza City by night, by AymanShaltoni on Flickr)

Twenty-one year old Palestinian blogger Rana Baker has been tweeting about the conflict from her house in Gaza since Wednesday, participating in a global conversation. This conflict between Israel and Hamas in the West Bank has seen a huge number of citizens in Gaza and in Israel reporting on events they’re seeing through Twitter.

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