Perspective: Gaza ‘Rockets’ Versus Israeli Air Strikes

Everyday on Twitter I hear the same ‘argument’ from Israel supporters. It is always the same-they blame from the 65 year conflict is put on the Gaza rockets which started only 12 years ago. Logical right? I don’t support the rockets or any violence for that matter BUT I want to put things into perspective.
Below are images of Gaza rockets:

Gaza Rocket Pics: IDF Blog

Gaza Rocket Pics: IDF Blog

Between the years 2004 and 2013 there have been a grand total of 24 fatalities from Gaza ‘rockets’. Keep in mind that during Cast Lead offensive 1300 people in Gaza were murdered by Israel and Cast Lead lasted a mere three weeks.

Most Israel supporters also fail to mention the bombings and air strikes in Gaza and the West Bank in 2000, a year PRIOR to the 1st Gaza ‘rocket’.

Account of air strikes on Palestine before 1st rocket

Account of air strikes on Palestine before 1st rocket

Now please look at the pictures of the Gaza ‘rockets’ again and compare them to the following pictures I took in the aftermath of Operation Pillar of Defense – November 2012.

Ministry Building Saraya Area

Ministry Building Saraya Area

Shujaya Police Station

Shujaya Police Station


Press Building Jundi Street- main shopping area

Press Building Jundi Street- main shopping area

Police Building Near Shifa Hospital

Police Building Near Shifa Hospital

Now I ask you: WHICH is the real threat? The so-called Gaza ‘rockets’ or the very real and destructive Israeli air strikes?

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3 responses to “Perspective: Gaza ‘Rockets’ Versus Israeli Air Strikes

  1. Thanks, this gives some perspective. Would be interesting to see you add a column to your spreadsheet comparing deaths in Israel due to rockets and deaths in Gaza as a result of Israel’s revenge.

  2. End the Occupation, and then there would no arguments on who is rocketing who?? Israel is the Terrorist.

  3. eddie difrusica

    awesome article sally,i lays here the same,recently got into a argument with a childhood friend who i didn’t know was a zionist supporter,they hate hearing the facts

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