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    In this edition: online reactions to Sunday's terrorist attack in Kenya; French police issue warning over a new Facebook dare; and a video maker's very novel travel video.

    There has been large scale action online in Israel in response to the suspected kidnapping of three Israeli students in the West Bank last Thursday. Israel says Hamas is responsible and the claims have sparked widespread campaigning for the missing teens on social networks under the hashtag #bringbackourboys. 
    The Israeli army posted a message to Twitter on Saturday, promising to do everything in its power to find the boys and bring them home safe and sound as soon as possible. Many have shown the military their support via social media, posting pictures with signs reading bringbackourboys. 
    But although a lot of Israelis are backing the campaign, it is facing some opposition. Activists have taken the hashtag created for the three missing teens and used it to raise awareness of the daily hardships and dangers faced by Palestinian children living in the occupied territories. Critics of the #bringbackourboys movement say the Israel Defense Forces arbitrarily arrest these children on a regular basis, and the authorities rarely respect their rights. 
    The approach has generated a flood of outraged comments, with web users unable to understand why people would campaign against the hashtag, saying regardless of origin, Palestinian or Israeli, there is no justification for involving children in the conflict. 
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