The Israeli military’s horrendous PR staff put out this equally horrendous image of an announcement that, to be completely frank, reads more like a coupon. “Important lifesaver discount for the residents of the Gaza Strip” is basically what it says.
The coupon-notice tells Gazans to move away from anything Hamas-related if they’re interested in living for another day. But what happens if someone misses the coupon, if someone doesn’t move away fast enough, or if someone just decides that being a civilian should be enough to protect him or her from Israel’s haphazard bombing? Oh well. A great deal is missed and they will pay with their lives.
The announcement even has a details section that tells when and where this coupon is valid.
This is just one component of a greater social media campaign that Israel has attached to its invasion of Gaza, hoping, it seems, that it’ll counter the criticism it is bound to receive for its indiscriminate targeting of Gazan civilians.
For a brief timeline on Israel’s escalation since early November, visit this page. At the time that I am writing this, news has just been confirmed of a series of explosions in Beit Hanoun that left three Palestinian children dead, aged 9, 14, and 16 years old.