Derek Gregory has saved us all time in understanding the distinctly mediatised nature of the recent conflict, and just as well for I might well not have the time to post today! I will be expanding on this later on though. For now, see here: Gaza, stripped: the deconstruction of the battlefield?.
Seen after reading, this image below (from the IDF stock of Operation Cast-Lead) is a powerful metaphor: cameras and tanks shooting in the same direction, in unison it could be said. Indeed, metaphors abound in the very idea of “shooting” photographs and the relationship between the camera and weapon is something that I am working on in my own research – but again, more on this later.