“Hamas launched 600 rockets from schools and some other civilian facilities” – Israel Says

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    Hamas launching rockets at Israel
    (Photo:Times of Israel/MEMRI)

    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…report by times of Israel

    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

    Prior to the operation, the IDF estimated the Gaza rockets arsenal at approximately 10,000 rockets, about 1/3 of which were fired at Israel, and an additional 1/3 were demolished by the IDF.

    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

    Complete and Original Post by Times of Israel

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