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Social Media Shows Israeli Life on Gaza Border

Israeli child on scorched earth (Photo: Instagram/otef.gaza)

As anti-Semitic violence is on the rise around the world, such terror has long been the usual for Israelis — especially those who live near the Gaza border. And now, Ynet News' Matan Tzuri tells us, eight Israeli teens have "gone viral" with their Instagram account of life lived under constant Hamas terror:

An Instagram account started by eight 16-year-old girls who live in communities near the Gaza border, where they post images that show life under the threat of rockets and incendiary balloons, has become quite popular.

The social media page, called Otef Gaza, managed to get more than 50,000 followers within days of being launched.

The girls—Lee Cohen from Moshav Yesha; Maya Caspi, Lian Yifat, Shani and Stav Peretz from Kibbutz Kerem Shalom; Kim Ovitz from Moshav Ami'oz; and Amy Stadim from Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha—are very good friends who attend the Nofei ha-Bsor High School in the Eshkol Regional Council...

"We went on an ‘Israeli journey’ as part of a school trip," said Cohen. "During the bus ride, we started thinking about the situation and talked about it a lot. We felt very frustrated that no one in the country really cares.”

“If the same incendiary balloons were landing in Tel Aviv, things would have been different. We decided that this issue has to be brought up to the attention of the public, and most importantly, to the attention of the decision-makers. We talked to our tour guides on the bus and opened the page during the ride,” Cohen went on to say...

Tags: Social Media , Israel , Terrorism

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