The NFL players’ boycott of the PR junket generated significant awareness for Palestinian human rights on social media
Mustafa said he created the hashtag to challenge the “stereotype that Palestinians learn to hate from the womb.”
Love in Palestine is a statement that extends far beyond romance and relationships.
Palestinian Facebook users fired a storm of satirical Arabic posts at the Palestinian Authority.
This support is a continuation of the long-standing recognition of the common barriers faced by Palestinians and marginalized groups in the US.
Commentators were quick to point out that Palestinians had inhabited the land for centuries before Israel was established.
Reactions to the video have been “overwhelmingly supportive and positive,” dwarfing few detractors. “It’s like people were thirsty for something,” Mahmoud described the reaction. “It wasn’t about Samah and myself. It became a public celebration of love and commitment.”