With the mass increase of daily news from both traditional and new media outlets, deciphering important information and deciding what to believe and what to discard is getting more and more challenging.
Here are 5 Palestinian activists you should follow to stay up-to-date on the current affairs:
1. Issa Amro
Issa Amro, a Palestinian activist based in Hebron, West Bank, is the founder and director of Youth Against Settlements, a group he founded in 2008 that urges young Palestinians to protest non-violently against the Israeli occupation.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights declared him the Human Rights Defender of the Year in Palestine in 2010.
Today, he is actively fighting for the release of Ahed Tamimi while sharing updates on issues regarding the Palestinian occupation as well as U.S. politics.
2. Amani Al Khatahtbeh
She's quite active on Twitter, where she voices her opinions on feminism, U.S. politics, Palestine, and the intersection of all three to her 30K followers.
3. Manal Tamimi
While many activists and reporters are actively trying to free Ahed Tamimi, one local activist, namely her aunt, is updating the world with every word she gets one tweet at a time.
The prominent Palestinian activist from Nabi Saleh was herself detained in December for organizing a protest outside Ofer prison where Ahed is being held.
On January 10, Manal's son, Mohammad, was arrested during a raid on the family's home at 3 am. The Israeli occupation court is still interrogating Mohammad Tamimi to date in Baitah Tekva, where he remains in solitary confinement.
4. Omar Ghraieb
Ghraieb, who is a freelance journalist and a social media manager, has spent years breaking exclusive news on Twitter and teaming up with multiple humanitarian organizations such as Action Against Hunger and Doctors Without Borders.
5. Omar Baddar
While it's unclear whether Baddar is a Palestinian national or not, he certainly has a loud and clear voice when it comes to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Baddar, who describes himself as a "political analyst, digital producer, and human rights advocate," is based in Washington and tweets his political views on the U.S. and the Middle East.