AqsaTube: The First Palestinian Website

Posted: October 28, 2008 in Technology

Hamas has launched a website like YouTube with very uneven purposes like, glorifying the Holly Islamic War or to show episodes of soaps. This site is the first Palestinian site that specializes in audiovisual Islamic and Yihad productions. According to an internet organization “Alexa” the popularity of this site has exploded and only in the last month, it has had more than 20,000 visits.

According to Right Side News, “he new AqsaTube website is another example of how Hamas, like other terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda, have learned to exploit the information revolution to wage the battle for hearts and minds. It joins a long series of websites (in our assessment more than 20), in eight languages, managed and directed by Hamas” Visit Right Side News for more information.

As we can see new social media tools can be used with many purposes.  Whether some agree that this example is a good or bad way to use these new tools, it’s going to depend of the person who is giving his/her opinion. You can make your own judgement. AqsaTube

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