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