By Chris Albon
With the conflict continuing to rumble in the Gaza Strip between Palestinian forces and the Israeli military, there has been a significant demand for information on the crisis. Using CrisisNET’s firehose of crisis data, we are to example Facebook posts from (mostly) Palestinian supporters mentioning four categories of military action in the Gaza Strip between June 21 and July 21 of this year. The results paint a picture of a conflict largely based on long distance bombardment, either from artillery systems or air attacks.
CrisisNET's normalized data structure means that this same analysis can be applied to other conflicts with only a handful of simple tweaks to the analysis code. The code used to create this visualization will be avaliable on GitHub this week, along with a tutorial on how to replicate it.