The asymmetry of violence

Since the end of the war on Gaza in 2009, 271 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed by the IDF. During the same period, until the latest outbreak of violence, not a single Israeli civilian had been killed by rocket fire from Gaza. The asymmetry of violence is now as clear as ever.

The caption to the CNN report below says: “As bombs drop around them, a Gaza resident and an Israeli resident speak with Isha Sesay about living among the violence.” Note “around them” because CNN like every other US news outlet wants to portray Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza as though the lives of each are in equal jeopardy — a narrative that is echoed by the Israeli being interviewed here in Ashkelon. The sounds and images however tell a radically different story. Watch the video through to the end.

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