Hamas Launches YouTube Style PaluTube To Spread Propaganda
If intifada isn’t a dirty word in your neighborhood, Hamas has a website for you. Palutube, a YouTube knock-off has been set up to disseminate propaganda from inside the Gaza strip to the rest of the world.
Videos includes footage of fighting, patriotic pro-Hamas songs, and praise of suicide bombers. The site is available in a number of languages, however most titles and footage are in Arabic.
The war for the hearts and minds on the internet continues, with both sides targeting messages to the outside world. As we reported December 30, the Israeli Defence Force recently established its own official YouTube channel, with similar footage of fighting from the war.