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Palestinian Activists Are Using The Hashtag #HitlerWasRight

The tragic situation in the Middle East has provoked an extreme reaction on social media.

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The hashtag began to trend yesterday.

@IRulyawan @drRaniSpP @DJmonicaWB @helvy : #HitlerWasRight #SavePalestine #SavePalestineChildren #GoToHell #IsraHell

#OpSaveGaza@VarisPanJafa

@IRulyawan @drRaniSpP @DJmonicaWB @helvy : #HitlerWasRight #SavePalestine #SavePalestineChildren #GoToHell #IsraHell

9:38 PM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It was a response to the Israeli operations that began on 8 July.

Does @UN exist? #FuckUN #FuckIsrael #HitlerWasRight

#GazaUnderAttack@maurish24

Does @UN exist? #FuckUN #FuckIsrael #HitlerWasRight

9:12 PM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

At least 159 Palestinians have died since Operation Protective Edge began, according to Gaza officials.

#Obama #USA #Israel #GazaUnderAttack #Palestine #HitlerWasRight

Gaza Ghost @styleskassim

#Obama #USA #Israel #GazaUnderAttack #Palestine #HitlerWasRight

7:23 PM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Israel says that it is targeting Hamas, but the UN has estimated that 77% of the people killed in Gaza have been civilians.

Salute #Hitler for his thought #HitlerWasRight #GazaUnderAttack #FreePalestine #PrayForGaza

PrayForPalestine@Advcate007

Salute #Hitler for his thought #HitlerWasRight #GazaUnderAttack #FreePalestine #PrayForGaza

7:45 PM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

CNN correspondent Jake Tapper was among a number of social media users who noted that Hitler was no friend of the Arabs.

vile stuff out there via hashtags #HitlerWasRight & #HitlerDidNothingWrong, many from ppl who don't seem to get what Hitler thought of Arabs

Jake Tapper@jaketapper

vile stuff out there via hashtags #HitlerWasRight & #HitlerDidNothingWrong, many from ppl who don't seem to get what Hitler thought of Arabs

10:20 PM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hey , #muslims posting #HitlerWasRight pics. You all know he would kill you and your family too? #justsaying

@kalleluja123

Hey , #muslims posting #HitlerWasRight pics. You all know he would kill you and your family too? #justsaying

8:09 PM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And a huge number of pro-Palestinians were critical of the hashtag.

To all the assholes using the #HitlerWasRight hashtag & associating it with Palestinian solidarity, please stop. We don't want your bigotry.

Yasmeen Serhan@YasmeenSerhan

To all the assholes using the #HitlerWasRight hashtag & associating it with Palestinian solidarity, please stop. We don't want your bigotry.

7:09 PM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

WTH? #HitlerWasRight? Are you even thinking before saying such things? #PrayForGaza but lets not get carried away

Haq Kinda Guy (Akhi)@Abdulhaq_22

WTH? #HitlerWasRight?

Are you even thinking before saying such things?

#PrayForGaza but lets not get carried away

12:14 PM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The IDF says it has so far struck some 1,320 "terror" sites across Gaza, while Hamas have launched more than 800 rockets at Israel.

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Afghan protesters set an effigy of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on fire during a pro-Palestinian protest against Israeli air strikes in Jalalabad province, Gaza, on 13 July, 2014.