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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has reached an unlikely new field of battle, where there are no borders and no generals calling the shots. The battle is raging all over the internet, where everybody can post their point of view on the events in the Middle East.
“There is no fact-checking committee or something like that [on Wikipedia],” said Dror Kamir, a board member of Wikimedia, Israel. “There is no chief editor or anything like that.”
Naftali’s Yesha Council, which represents the Israeli settler movement, has been organising workshops to teach people how to post, revise and even rewrite some of the most disputed pages online. There is disagreement around terminology such as the word “occupation”, the history of what happened in certain conflicts, even the names of certain cities and towns.
However, the Palestinians have less people to send in, which is why the battlefield is not equal, according to Abed al-Nasser, who heads the Association of Palestinian Journalists.