Millions Share 'All Eyes On Rafah' On Instagram

Millions Share 'All Eyes On Rafah' On Instagram
Image Source: dua khanBy Wed, 29 May 2024 09:04:03 GMT

Recent Israeli airstrikes in Rafah, Gaza, have led to the deaths of at least 45 Palestinians, many of whom were children residing in tents for displaced individuals. Numerous countries and human rights organizations have condemned these attacks. Witnesses cited by Al Jazeera reported that at least eight Israeli missiles struck the Tal as-Sultan area, a designated "safe zone" northwest of Rafah city.

Rafah currently shelters hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced from across the Gaza Strip. Despite international concern over civilian casualties, an Israeli air and ground assault targeted the city on Sunday. The strikes caused fires that spread through several tents, leading to additional fatalities. NBC reported that a fuel tank explosion, triggered by an Israeli airstrike, exacerbated the situation.

Images of the aftermath, including burnt bodies and seriously injured individuals, sparked the trending slogan "All Eyes on Rafah" on social media. This campaign, driven by activists and aid organizations, aims to highlight the dire conditions in Rafah, where residents live in overcrowded refugee camps without adequate access to food or medical care.

The slogan has been widely adopted by advocacy groups such as the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Americans for Justice in Palestine Action, Save the Children, Oxfam, and Jewish Voice for Peace. The hashtag #AllEyesOnRafah has accumulated millions of views and over 195,000 posts across social media platforms. As of Tuesday, it was also trending on Instagram, with nearly a million additional posts.