Parents in Israel are reportedly being encouraged to remove apps like TikTok and Instagram from their children’s devices as Hamas terrorists are threatening to release hostage videos on the social media platforms.
The warning, according to former Israeli diplomat Aviva Klompas, is coming from state schools:
The following message is being sent to Israeli parents from their children’s schools:— Aviva Klompas (@AvivaKlompas) October 10, 2023
It has been brought to our attention that videos of hostages begging for their lives will soon be released.
Please remove the @TikTok and @instagram apps from your children's…
Several schools out of Tel Aviv have been alerting parents since the weekend to the possibility of gruesome footage showing up on social media sites, BBC reported.
Similar warnings have made their way to the U.S., as well.
A school based in New Jersey encouraged parents to delete TikTok and Instagram from their kids’ phones.
“Local psychologists have reached out to us and informed us that the Israeli government is urging parents to tell their children to delete Instagram and TikTok immediately,” read an email from the school.
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And in New York, another school urged parents to watch their kids’ social media usage, including discussing “how to avoid opening these videos and what to do should they encounter such media.”
As for Tel Aviv, one school’s parents’ association said it had been told to anticipate hostage videos from Hamas of kidnapped Israelis “begging for their lives.”
“We cannot allow our kids to watch this stuff,” it stated in a note to parents. “It is also difficult, furthermore — impossible — to contain all this content on social media.”
Hamas, the terrorist group operating out of the Gaza Strip, has murdered more than 1,200 civilians, 170 soldiers, and left more than 3,500 Israelis wounded, according to CBN News. Additionally, terrorists have kidnapped some 150 Israelis and gruesomely murdered dozens of Jewish babies.
The war began Saturday, Oct. 7, when Hamas invaded the Jewish state. Please continue to pray as the conflict persists and the death toll rises.
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