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23 July 2014
Malaysia’s Parliament held an emergency session and unanimously approved a motion condemning those who are responsible for shooting down the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 which killed 298 people.
How did RuNet users react to the twin events of July 17, the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17, and the beginning of Israel’s ground assault into the Gaza Strip?
22 July 2014
From poets to activists from the heart of Aleppo, where the bombs keep falling, shows of Syrian-Palestinian solidarity are constant. Syria Untold has the story.
Khalid Alkhalifa took a dig at NBC after it pulled Ayman Mohyeldin out of Gaza for "doing his journalistic duty." Twitter users quickly reminded Alkhalifa of Bahrain's own shoddy record.
20 July 2014
Anti-Semitism Burning Bright in Turkey After Israeli Attacks on Gaza (and the Government is Fanning the Flames)
Turkish prime minister Recep Erdoğan has never been Israel's biggest fan. Against the background of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, pro-government spokespersons and media outlets are ratcheting up anti-semitism.
18 July 2014
A Malaysia Airlines flight attendant highlighted on Instagram and Twitter the loss of lives on both flights: "Within 4 months I lost almost 30 friends."
Jews and Arabs in Chile, Home to One of the Largest Palestinian Communities, Call for Peace in Israel and Gaza
Palestinian and Jewish communities have called on each other to speak out against human rights abuses, while politicians are urging the government to take its condemnation of Israeli shelling further.
Someone at VGTRK, a state-run Russian broadcasting company, has edited a Wikipedia entry about the Malaysian Flight MH17 crash to blame the government in Kyiv.
With emotions running high following the plane crash in Ukraine, a handful of particularly calloused statements by figures in Moscow and Donetsk have attracted the RuNet's attention.