US activists have gathered outside the White House for the second consecutive day to protest against Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip, Press TV reports.
Among the demonstrators in Washington were college students and youths, who are becoming more aware of the devastating situation in Gaza using the Internet instead of the one-sided coverage or non-coverage in conventional media.
“A lot of Palestinians even do not have power right now are still able to use their Twitter feeds and Facebook feeds and that is really the best way to get news right now in America because a lot of mainstream media does not cover Gaza like in a fair way at all,” said activist Beth Guthrie.
According to the Los Angeles Times
and other established news sources, youths are increasingly using Twitter to broadcast minute-to-minute accounts and to stay informed about what is really happening in Gaza.
The activists at the rally said they would continue to spread the word via the Internet such as organizing future protests even though mainstream news outlets are reluctant to offer fair Middle East reporting.
The Israeli offensive began on November 14, 2012 and has left scores injured and 43 Palestinians dead, including senior Hamas commander Ahmed al-Jabari, the head of Eezzeddin Qassam Brigades.