Monday, August 11, 2014

Protective Edge in Gaza: By the Numbers

As of August 5, 2014, when a truce went into effect, the IDF Spokesman’s Unit published the following statistics drawn from 29 days of Operation Protective Edge:

3,356 rockets fired at Israel:
2,303 hit Israel and 356 were aimed at IDF forces operating in Gaza
116 hit populated areas inside Israel (3.45%)
578 were intercepted by Iron Dome
475 landed within the Gaza Strip

Geographic Breakdown
69.4% of rockets were fired from the northern Gaza Strip
12.9% fired from the central Gaza Strip
17.3% fired from the southern Gaza Strip

597 rockets were launched from civilian facilities abused by terrorists (18%)
Approx. 260 launched from educational facilities (schools)
Approx. 127 launched from cemeteries
Approx. 160 launched from religious sites
Approx. 50 launched from hospitals

4,762 terror sites struck across the Gaza Strip:
1,678 rockets launching capabilities
977 command and control centers
237 militant wing government facilities
191 weapon storage and manufacturing facilities
144 training and militant compounds
1,535 additional terror sites

Gaza tunnel network:
32 terror tunnels neutralized
14 of which crossed into Israel
2 tunnels had shafts located 300-500 meters from Israel

750-1,000 militants targeted:
At least 253 Hamas operatives
At least 147 Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives
At least 65 operatives of various other organizations
At least 603 operatives whose affiliation is unknown

In addition, 159 suspected terrorists have been questioned by Israeli security forces, 25 of whom are currently imprisoned.

Israeli casualties:
3 civilians killed
64 IDF soldiers killed in combat
83 Israeli civilians wounded
463 IDF soldiers wounded

1,856 trucks of Humanitarian aid supplied to Gaza, carrying 40,550 tons:
1,491 trucks with 37,178 tons of food
220 trucks with 1,694 humanitarian supplies
106 trucks with 1,029 tons of medical supplies

82,201 IDF Reserve Duty Personnel called up

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