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.”
Farah has also appeared in a live interview televised by NBC News.
Here is her story, as told in her own words: