Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Shop the Truthdig Gift Guide 2014
December 19, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Get Truthdig's headlines in your inbox!

The Senate Drone Report of 2019
Polar Bears Feel the Heat as Icy Habitat Shrinks

Truthdig Bazaar more items


Not Equal: Gaza in Over 1,000 Frames

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Jul 31, 2014

By Mark Fiore

Mark Fiore's latest animation is a harrowing visual portrayal of the Palestinian death toll in Gaza as compared with Israeli casualties incurred since the beginning of the hostilities this summer. Read about the animator's research on the conflict and watch the must-see clip, "Not Equal: Gaza in Over 1000 Frames," below.

There's a tendency in some Gaza reporting to treat both sides as tough, equally matched adversaries. Israel must stand up to those evil, deadly Hamas terrorists before the nation is overrun, eek! But if the measure of success in this conflict is the combatants-to-civilians body count ratio (and it is), then Hamas is winning handily.

As of Wednesday, Hamas has killed three civilians in Israel compared to the Israeli military killing 1,328 Palestinians. (The UN estimates 74% of those Palestinians killed are civilians.) Hamas has killed 56 Israeli soldiers and three civilians, while Israel has killed over a thousand people in Gaza and bombed multiple UN facilities and hospitals.

Sure, Hamas is made up of Islamic extremists who fire wildly inaccurate missiles at Israel, but no matter where you fall on the political spectrum or which side you support, this fight can't be a good strategic move for the Israel.

What better way to prolong terrorism and hatred than by bombing kids playing on a beach and leveling huge chunks of one of the most densely populated cities on earth? (A place which, incidentally, the World Health Organization has predicted will be unfit for human habitation six years from now, even before this war.) Are they trying to make a little Mogadishu, right next door? What better way to get Hamas recruits than by killing families and closing off access to the outside world? It's such a sad unnecessary tragedy, unfortunately one that is far from over. (Be sure to check out more of the news behind the cartoon here.)

Click to see more Truthdig Cartoons

Talking Relics

The Interview

Normalizing Relations

Citigroup Democracy

More Below the Ad


Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Monsters of Our Own Creation? Get tickets for this Truthdig discussion of America's role in the Middle East.
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Zuade Kaufman, Publisher   Robert Scheer, Editor-in-Chief
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.

Like Truthdig on Facebook