This 16-Year-Old Girl Is Live-Tweeting Gaza Under Attack

“I might die tonight.”

1. A 16-year-old girl living in Gaza is apparently using social media to document bombings near her home.

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2. Although the posts aren’t geotagged, they appear to be legitimate.

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3. Farah Baker has been tweeting and blogging about her life in Gaza since 2012, but has gained thousands of followers overnight as she live-tweeted Israel’s most recent attack on Gaza.

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4. Farah wrote of her and her little sister’s terror at the sound of the nearby bombs.

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6. Farah’s sister.


— Guess what (@Farah_Gazan)
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7. She also posted several Vines that revealed what she was seeing and hearing.

Hugeee explosion now 1:39am #Gaza

— Guess what (@Farah_Gazan)
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Drones sound #Gaza 2:06am

— Guess what (@Farah_Gazan)
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Another HORRIBLE SHELL 2:11am #Gaza

— Guess what (@Farah_Gazan)
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Okay. The 8163662 bomb I could hear today! This is UNBELIEVABLE!! #Gaza 2:13am

— Guess what (@Farah_Gazan)
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Many ambulances now #Gaza

— Guess what (@Farah_Gazan)
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3:04am it should be too dark but as u can see flares turned darkness into light #Gaza

— Guess what (@Farah_Gazan)
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13. Farah wrote that she’s already lived through three wars, but that this has been the worst.

I'm 16yrs old and have witnessed 3 wars, as I see, this is the hardest one #Gaza #GazaUnderAttack #GazaUnderFire #AJAGAZA #ICC4Israel

— Guess what (@Farah_Gazan)
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14. People on Twitter have been sending their support.

@Farah_Gazan thinking of you and hoping you will be safe. I'm so sorry.

— Shane Bazzi (@shanebazzi)
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I cannot imagine having the bravery or mental capacity, at just 16, to do what @Farah_Gazan is showing the world tonight. It's unfathomable.

— Sin Burke (@minniemelange)
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@Farah_Gazan I wish so bad that this horror would stop. It is insane. People around the world feel love for you and others.

— Daniel X (@veganmutiny)
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@MichaelSkolnik @Farah_Gazan Stay strong girl. The world provides you strength.!!

— Keith (@shiguy79)
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@farah_gazan god bless you guys and please, stay strong. i don't know what to say… if there's something i can do for you just let me know.

— marcia (@collateralveins)
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Reading @Farah_Gazan's tweets and thinking about the first time I read Anne Frank's diary

— Asher Wolf (@Asher_Wolf)
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20. When questioned about why she was staying in her house, Farah revealed she couldn’t leave.

@waltygm trust me I cant move. They'll bomb me if I step the street

— Guess what (@Farah_Gazan)
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Not only my area is suffering of this night, all parts of #Gaza strip are hearing bombs and seeing flares, this is y we've no shelters

— Guess what (@Farah_Gazan)
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22. The 16-year-old has been posting regular updates about the conflict in Gaza over the last few weeks, and has made no secret of her apparent support for Hamas.

@AzulayRomond Hamas does it's best to defend us. It throws rockets to Israel

— Guess what (@Farah_Gazan)
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Qassam resistance just thrown a rocket to Israel. Allahu Akbar :D pray for them

— Guess what (@Farah_Gazan)
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24. Her last tweet was at 9.06pm (ET)/11.06am (AEST). BuzzFeed has reached out to Farah for comment.

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Farah has now tweeted “I AM ALIVE!!”.

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