As Israel-Gaza Conflict Intensifies, Discussion Focuses On Casualty Numbers

  @ErinBancoe.banco@ibtimes.com on July 14 2014 6:17 PM
Gaza Strip-July 13, 2014
An explosion is seen in the northern Gaza Strip after an Israeli airstrike Sunday. Reuters/Ammar Awad

As the current conflict between Hamas and the Israeli Defense Force entered its second week, journalists and activists took to Twitter to report death tolls: 175 Palestinians killed, according to Palestinian Health Ministry, and no Israelis. The numbers provoked an angry discussion between users across the social media platform. 

 

People tweeted back at David Frum, a senior editor at The Atlantic and former speechwriter for president George W. Bush, many in outrage over his comment. One user, Eli Clifton, a reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, said: "Apparently zero dead Israelis are too many and 170+ dead Palestinians are too few for @DavidFrum."

 
 

 
 
According to the IDF:

 

 

 

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