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Terrifying Tweets of Pre-Army Israeli Teens

Ugly Selfies Part 1 - David Sheen put together a piece on Storify documenting racist sentiment appearing on social media in relation to the current Israel / Gaza crisis:

On Thursday, July 10, I entered the Hebrew word for “Arabs”, ARAVIM, into Twitter and searched for uses of the word over the previous few hours. What I found was young Israelis proclaiming their desire for all Arabs to die and in some cases be tortured to death …

Some of these calls for genocide were from young men, but a majority of them seemed to be authored by young women. I began to tweet out translations into English of their words, including their Twitter profile pictures and links to their original tweets.

A jarring combination of vanity and opinion - you can read David’s piece at Storify here

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