Twitter photo showing Israelis 'cheering' Gaza bombing goes viral

Picture snapped by journalist shows Israelis relaxing while in the background lights emanate from the heavily bombarded Gaza Strip.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 12, 2014 12:44
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Israeli residents of Sderot seen watching the bombardment of Gaza.. (photo credit: TWITTER)

 
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A photograph of Israeli residents of the town of Sderot leisurely watching the IDF’s aerial bombardments of the Gaza Strip went viral on social media over the weekend.

The picture, which was snapped by Danish journalist Allan Sorensen and subsequently posted on his Twitter feed, shows Israelis relaxing on lawn chairs while in the background lights emanate from the heavily bombarded Gaza Strip.



“Sderot cinema,” Sorensen tweeted. “Israelis bringing chairs 2 hilltop in Sderot 2 watch latest from Gaza. Clapping when blasts are heard.”

The image was retweeted over 8,000 times as of Saturday afternoon, with many reacting with shock and disgust.

Sorensen is the Middle East correspondent for the Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad.

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