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How the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is playing out on social media

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A picture taken from the Israeli Gaza border shows smoke billowing from the Gaza Strip following an Israeli air strike on July 16, 2014. File photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

The current Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been raging for the past 10 days.

A temporary humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza ended today after only a few hours, and both sides had agreed to hold fire in order to give civilians a chance to buy food and medicines .

But since then, hostilities have resumed and the battle is also taking place in social media. Both sides have taken to Twitter, Facebook and other sites to tell their side of the story.

For more on this, we're joined by Dr. Philip N. Howard, professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington.

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