The young Palestinians protesting against Israeli occupation and are arming themselves with rocks and knives and using their phones to document their activity have been described as the post-Oslo Agreement generation. The third intifada, as it's being called, is being documented online. Visual images are the weapon that Palestinian protestors are using to expose Israeli violations.
There's a Palestinian attempt to invest in these images - whether obtained from phones or from surveillance cameras which Israel has set up to monitor the Palestinians' movements and which now have become a tool to document what is happening. This is what has made Israel confiscate several surveillance cameras.
Palestinians are this time trying to reclaim their image; however this image, whether it's the young man snapping a selfie or dancing or the young woman throwing rocks at Israelis, is no longer dominating the scene like it was at the start of the recent escalation.Diana Moukalled