(StraightNews.org) – There are almost four times as many pro-Palestine videos on TikTok than pro-Israel, according to data from the TikTok creator center. Axios reports that the hashtag #StandwithPalestine far outnumbers #StandwithIsrael on numerous social media platforms and may be influencing the views of young people. Analysis reveals 210,000 pro-Palestine posts since October 17, compared to only 17,000 expressing sympathy with the Jewish state.
Data further reveals that the #StandwithPalestine tag is most prevalent in Malaysia, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Qatar. For Israel, most support comes from Malaysia, Greece, Lithuania, and Croatia.
Hamas, the designated terrorist organization that attacked Israel on October 7, is banned from TikTok, a spokesperson has confirmed. It is excluded from most social media platforms, but CNN reported on October 17 that the support for Hamas skyrocketed on Telegram.
Telegram was founded by a Russian entrepreneur based in Dubai who has decided to allow the terror group to maintain a presence on the platform. At the time of the attack on Israel, the military wing of Hamas, known as the al-Qassam Brigades, had 200,000 followers – a number that tripled after it invaded Israel and murdered 1,400 Israeli civilians.
Nevertheless, polling of Americans since October 7 reveals overwhelming support for the Jewish state. Asked if Israel’s response to the attack was justified, 50% of Americans said yes, and only 8% said no. Republicans are more likely to sympathize with Israel, with 68% expressing support, compared to 38% of Democrats.
There is also a stark difference of opinion when age is considered. For example, 87% of Americans aged over 65 say they have a lot of sympathy for Israel, compared to 36% who say the same about Palestinians. Among those under 35, 61% feel sorry for Israelis, and 54% feel the same sympathy for Palestinians.
A slim majority of 51% believe the US is providing the right amount of assistance to Israel, with only 7% saying it is too much.
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