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

"I might die tonight."

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

This is in my area. I can't stop crying. I might die tonight #Gaza #GazaUnderAttack #ICC4Israel #AJAGAZA

Guess what@Farah_Gazan

This is in my area. I can't stop crying. I might die tonight #Gaza #GazaUnderAttack #ICC4Israel #AJAGAZA

7:59 AM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

We are sitting in darkness bc th power is off, flares r lightening up th area just like it's midday,we're just hearin bombs,drones,f16s#Gaza

Guess what@Farah_Gazan

We are sitting in darkness bc th power is off, flares r lightening up th area just like it's midday,we're just hearin bombs,drones,f16s#Gaza

8:07 AM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

I AM CRYING AND CAN'T STAND BOMBS SOUND! I'M ABOUT TO LOSE SENSE OF HEARING #Gaza #AJAGAZA #GazaUnderAttack #ICC4Israel

Guess what@Farah_Gazan

I AM CRYING AND CAN'T STAND BOMBS SOUND! I'M ABOUT TO LOSE SENSE OF HEARING #Gaza #AJAGAZA #GazaUnderAttack #ICC4Israel

8:14 AM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Whenever my 6 yrs old sis hear the rocket falling she covers her ears and shout while crying in order not to hear the bomb #Gaza #AJAGAZA

Guess what@Farah_Gazan

Whenever my 6 yrs old sis hear the rocket falling she covers her ears and shout while crying in order not to hear the bomb #Gaza #AJAGAZA

8:16 AM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Farah's sister.

She also posted several Vines that revealed what she was seeing and hearing.

Another HORRIBLE SHELL 2:11am #Gaza

Okay. The 8163662 bomb I could hear today! This is UNBELIEVABLE!! #Gaza 2:13am

Guess what@Farah_Gazan

Okay. The 8163662 bomb I could hear today! This is UNBELIEVABLE!! #Gaza 2:13am

9:16 AM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3:04am it should be too dark but as u can see flares turned darkness into light #Gaza

Guess what@Farah_Gazan

3:04am it should be too dark but as u can see flares turned darkness into light #Gaza

10:05 AM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

8:55 AM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

8:57 AM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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.

9:37 AM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@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

@Farah_Gazan I wish so bad that this horror would stop. It is insane. People around the world feel love for you and others.

1:13 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@MichaelSkolnik @Farah_Gazan Stay strong girl. The world provides you strength.!!

Keith@shiguy79

@MichaelSkolnik @Farah_Gazan Stay strong girl. The world provides you strength.!!

1:10 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@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

@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.

1:09 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Reading @Farah_Gazan's tweets and thinking about the first time I read Anne Frank's diary

Asher Wolf@Asher_Wolf

Reading @Farah_Gazan's tweets and thinking about the first time I read Anne Frank's diary

12:30 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

9:12 AM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

11:00 AM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

12:22 PM - 25 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Qassam resistance just thrown a rocket to Israel. Allahu Akbar :D pray for them

Guess what@Farah_Gazan

Qassam resistance just thrown a rocket to Israel. Allahu Akbar :D pray for them

1:33 AM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Her last tweet was at 9.06pm (ET)/11.06am (AEST). BuzzFeed has reached out to Farah for comment.

Farah has now tweeted "I AM ALIVE!!".

Jenna Guillaume is Editor-at-Large for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.

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