Violence in Jerusalem

Recent violence in Israel and Palestine has been marked by its brutal but sporadic nature, with over forty Palestinians and seven Israelis killed. Many attacks have involved Palestinians armed with knives, many being shot by Israeli forces or indeed armed civilians. Unlike much past violence, these attacks have not been linked to active militant groups but seem rather to be the actions of independent individuals. As with much of the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, social media presents many different accounts of events, with people disagreeing frequently on whether those killed were armed or presenting a danger to others.

s the violence symptomatic of Israeli oppression, or are Palestinians becoming more violent? And what role is social media coverage playing in the coverage and the violence itself? Whatever your view, send it in - via Twitter, Facebook or our website. The contributors best insights will be invited to explore their views further for our journal Sir!