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Terrified Chinese Students in Israel Provided Near-Realtime Coverage of Saturday’s Hamas Attack

Dozens of Chinese students in Israel had a clear view of Saturday’s surprise attack by Palestinian militants. As Hamas fighters made their way into Israeli cities, a number of students pointed their telephones over their balconies to record what was happening and then uploaded the footage to the social media app WeChat.

A number of the students said they’ve been in Israel long enough that they’ve become accustomed to the dangers of daily life there. Others, though, were understandably more terrified by the sounds of shooting and explosions so close to their apartments.

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