The Israeli government’s website showing the horrors of the Hamas terror group’s Oct. 7 massacre in southern Israel has received significant online traffic in the week since its launch, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
The website — https://saturday-october-seven.com/ — has already garnered more than 43 million views, including around half a million that led to people exploring the site’s content about the Oct. 7 atrocities.
The site, which includes disturbing videos and pictures of the crimes committed, contains a warning: “Extreme viewer discretion is advised.”
The IDF launched the site in partnership with Israel’s National Public Diplomacy Directorate the day before the start of South Africa’s case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) charging Israel with committing “genocide” in Gaza.
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In order to maximize its reach, including among pro-Hamas activists demonstrating across the West, the site builders plugged in keywords like “South Africa” and “genocide” so it would appear in their search feeds.
Moshik Aviv, head of the National Public Diplomacy Directorate, said that when the site launched the goal was to “commemorate and recall the terrible atrocities that were carried out against the citizens of Israel on the black Saturday of Oct. 7.”
“We will continue to act so that the citizens of the world will be unable to remain indifferent to the terrible massacre that we experienced,” Aviv continued. “This is an important public diplomacy and diplomatic tool that presents severe crimes against humanity.”
Aviv added that the website will assist in Israel’s defense against South Africa’s case at the ICJ and in its public diplomacy efforts more broadly.
“This site will assist the State of Israel in its mission of reminding the world that we are the victim of the unprecedented terrorist event that we experienced,” he said.
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