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An online gaming platform aimed at children exposes under 18s to disturbing instances of vile anti-Semitism including the burning of Israel flags and avatars named 'Hatred of Jews' , it can be revealed today.
Roblox, a gaming space in which users can create worlds from scratch and visit others, allows anyone to log into spaces and see images of avatars made to look like anti-Semitic caricatures dressed in clothing commonly worn by the Jewish community.
MailOnline has seen evidence of Israeli flags being burned next to what appear to be Jihadist flags, avatars dripping in blood while saying 'I won't rest until Palestine is free' and statements such as 'Israel are dogs' or the Israeli flag followed by the poo emoji.
Anyone can create a Roblox account with no age verification and no restrictions on the types of content they can view in these spaces.
Much of the vile content appears to be in response to the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, the terror group which launched an incursion into Israeli territory on October 7 killing more than 1,400 people and kidnapping more than 220 more.
One avatar wore a T-shirt reading 'I can't keep calm until Palestine is free' while appearing to be covered in fake blood
Some messages posted in Roblox platforms included 'Israel are trash' and 'Israel should die'
One world featured burning Israeli flags against the backdrop of a Palestinian one
In response, Israel has launched a huge operation including the bombardment of the Gaza Strip, which it initially completely besieged, and a fast-moving ground operation which it says has claimed the lives of dozens of terrorists.
Thousands of people in Gaza have been killed since the outbreak of the conflict.
Although many of those using the platform to advocate for a free Palestine did not share hateful messages, our journalist saw messages including 'F*** Israel', 'Die Israel' and 'Israel will never be a country' within minutes.
A second added: 'We have China too, and north Korea.'
Another person said: 'C**p Israel and your kids'.
One avatar had been created using anti-Semitic tropes and was carrying bags of money. Others were called 'Hatred of Jews' or were wearing pro-Palestine T-shirts while appearing to be covered in fake blood.
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