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

By @ErinBanco on
Gaza Strip-July 13, 2014
An explosion is seen in the northern Gaza Strip after an Israeli airstrike Sunday.

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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