30/07/2014 10:30 BST | Updated 30/07/2014 11:59 BST

Palestinian Teenager Farah Gazan Is Live Tweeting From Gaza (PICTURES)

A teenage girl claiming to live in Gaza is live tweeting the bombardment of her city by Israeli troops.

Her Twitter account identifies her as Farah Gazan, a 16-year-old apparently relaying the heart-breaking destruction of her neighbourhood, 140 characters a time.

On Monday Israel moved to escalate its military offensive – a campaign the IDF claims is intended to end the rocket fire coming from Gaza into the Israeli heartland.

Farah Gazan is live tweeting the bombardment of Gaza

Farah tweeted images and footage of the attacks, writing: “This is in my area. I can’t stop crying. I might die tonight.”

The account, set up on 13 July and now boasting more than 80,000 followers, is not geo-tagged but has won attention from news outlets around the world, including the BBC and the Los Angeles Times.

Farah has also appeared in a live interview televised by NBC News.

Here is her story, as told in her own words: