Pietà is an Italian word literally meaning “Piety”. It is also used in many classical literature as “To cry out for help demanding or invoking Mercy”. Today, it exclusively refers to the most famous master piece of all marble sculptures, from the Renaissance era now exhibited in the Vatican Museum in Rome; the one by which Michelangelo have majestically personified a desperate Virgin Mary mourning a dead Jesus lying on her lap.
And this is precisely how the famous Italian caricaturist Vauro chose to interpret the Gaza massacres. Drawing a mourning mother holding in her lap a dead son killed by his enemies.