False Equivalencies

Every time I see someone make some variation on this point, I’m reminded why I don’t pay much attention to a lot of things that are written about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict:

caong:

freddiequell12:

Fun Fact: more Palestinians were killed in Gaza yesterday than Israelis have been killed by projectile fire from Gaza in the past three years.

A little persepctive [sic] for you all.

When you write that the number of casualties is uneven, you’re either saying, “The Israeli military has better weapons technology than Hamas,” which is so obvious as to be perfectly uninteresting … or else you’re saying, “I wish Hamas was better able to kill Israelis so this conflict would be more ‘fair,’” which is to actively wish for more civilian deaths.

Why not simply write, “There must be a way for these groups of people to stop murdering each other,” and then think about how to best help effect change?

# Israel # Palestinians # Hamas # global affairs # human rights

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