A picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth a thousand pictures. But some of the most powerful imagery from the battles between Israel and the terrorists of Hamas in Gaza this week are the still frames, not the clips, and in some cases the accompanying text.
Take this tweet from Townhall’s Guy Benson, for example.
Here we have rockets being fired indiscriminately (right) by Hamas terrorists fervently praying they will kill as many innocent Jews as possible. And we have the Jewish state’s defenses (left) roaring into action to prevent mass murder. Don’t disgrace yourself by denying it. pic.twitter.com/VjksDFyabk
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 14, 2021
A STUNNING and beautiful image, but its power is in what it demonstrates, so ably put into words by Benson.
Then there’s this:
Another stunning image, but that it represents such awesome power is … awesome. The precision strikes are amazing.
Take a look at our Iron Dome in action.
Hamas fired a barrage of rockets into central & southern Israel tonight. With our Iron Dome Aerial Defense System operators in action, these systems help keep Israel's skies safe. pic.twitter.com/eC79myd2JT
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 16, 2021
— Baruch Sandhaus (@BaruchSandhaus) May 16, 2021
But sometimes the most powerful images aren’t photos, they’re from the minds of … well I’ll just say it: a genius.
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) May 16, 2021
Sometimes, the most powerful image is the one that represents something, rather than the photo OF something.