For the lasted spat between the Palestinians and Israel I made use of the cartogram map. These maps distort the land size by a variable of interest. The two I chose where population and fatalities. As Israel and the West Bank have similar population densities they look the same while Gaza, run by Hamas and the focus hostilities, has a high population density. The fatality map just prior to the ground invasion, July 17, 2014, shows the approximately 100-1 casualty rate. Though today, July 19, 12 Israelis were killed along with about 100 Palestinians. As for the politics it is way to complicated and depressing for this blog post.