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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

War on GAZA update, grim statistics

Gaze under attack 

150 Gazans killed, 1,200 injured in Israeli attacks, At least 150 Palestinians have lost their lives and 1,200 others have been injured as the Tel Aviv regime continue[d] its deadly strikes against the besieged Gaza Strip.…The Israeli military said yesterday that it had attacked Gaza 1,450 times during its war on the enclave, November 21, 2012, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/21/273744/death-toll-reaches-150-in-gaza-strip/

Gaza ceasefire agreement achieved says Egyptian Foreign Minister ─ Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr has announced that the Israeli regime and the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas have reached an Egypt-mediated ceasefire agreement, which puts an end to Tel Aviv's deadly offensive on the Gaza Strip, Press TV reporting is on November 21, 2012, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/21/273817/gaza-truce-deal-agreed-egyptian-fm/

Excerpting by Carolyn Bennett

Stop the War Coalition (UK) image
Earlier statistics reported

Fact Sheet posted November 20, 2012 at Stop the War Coalition, http://stopwar.org.uk/index.php/palestine-and-israel/2058-grim-statistics-behind-gaza-grief-fact-sheet

After 1,643 Israeli missile strikes in six days with 364 missiles fired by the Israeli navy, 1,114 air strikes and 165 artillery shells:

  • Who was killed?
  • How many were injured?
  • How many buildings were destroyed? [The Economist, November 19, 2012]

UPDATE 11. 20.12 Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights

There have been an estimated 1,643 Israeli missile strikes in six days: 364 missiles were fired by the Israeli navy; there were 1,114 air strikes and 165 artillery shells.

One hundred and ten Palestinians have been killed including 25 children, 14 senior citizens and 12 women. Seventy-two per cent were civilians.

Eight hundred and ninety one Palestinians, including 277 children, 164 women and 62 seniors have been wounded.

There have been 664 rockets fired from Gaza which have hit southern Israel.
Killing generations
The children

Three Israeli civilians have been killed and 10 civilians and four soldiers injured.

Israel has bombarded 822 government and civilian buildings in Gaza, completely destroying 71, and severely damaging 187 and partially damaging 559.

November 20


The death toll rose sharply during the day to 130 killed, at least 30 of them children, and two journalists who appear to have been targeted directly by Israel.

Global protests
The Economist earlier data, November 19, 2012

Number of Israelis killed by fire from Gaza between January 1st 2012 and November 11th 2012: 1 (Source: Wikipedia)

Number of Palestinians in Gaza killed by Israeli fire during the same period: 78
(Source: United Nations)

Number of Israelis killed by fire from Gaza, November 13th-19th 2012: 3
(Source: press reports)

Number of Palestinians in Gaza killed by Israeli fire, November 13th-19th: 95
(Source: IDF)

Number of those killed in Gaza under 15 years of age: 19 (Source)

Total number of Israelis killed by rocket, mortar or anti-tank fire from Gaza since 2006: 47
(Source: Wikipedia. This is disputed; another source says 26)

Number of Palestinians in Gaza killed by Israeli fire from April 1st 2006 to July 21st 2012: 2,879
(Source: United Nations)

Number of Egyptian schoolchildren killed when a train hit their bus on November 17th 2012: 53
(Source: press reports)

Number of people killed in traffic accidents in Israel in 2011: 384 (Source: Wikipedia)

Number of Syrians killed in fighting between November 13th-19th 2012: 646
(Source: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)

Estimated deaths in Syria since beginning of unrest in March 2011: 40,000  (Source: SOHR)

Estimated deaths from all Israeli-Arab wars between 1945 and 1995: 92,000 (Source: Wikipedia)

Number of targets in Gaza struck by Israel, November 13th-19th: 1,350 (Source: IDF)

Number of projectiles fired at Israel from Gaza from November 13th-19th, 2012: 848  (Source: IDF)

Number that did not fall in "open areas": 35 (Source: IDF)

Number intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system: 302 (Source: IDF)

Percentage of projectiles targeted by Iron Dome shot down, as claimed by Israeli military: 80-85 percent (Source: IDF)

Reported cost in dollars of one interceptor missile fired by Iron Dome: 62,000 (Source: Ha’aretz)

Estimated cost in dollars of one short-range Qassam missile built in Gaza workshop: 800  (Source: News reports)

Cost in dollars of one Iron Dome battery; Israel has deployed five and plans 13 in total: 50m  (Source: AFP)

Number of kilos explosive equivalent in payload of Iranian-supplied Fajr-5 longer-range rocket deployed by Hamas: 90 (200lb) (Source: Wikipedia)

Number of kilos explosive equivalent of Israel Military Industry’s MPR-500 advanced-penetration precision-guided bomb: 900 (2,000lb) (Source)

Area in square kilometres of Gaza: 365 (141 square miles)

Area in square kilometres of Israel: 20,700 (7,992 square miles)


Number of Israelis within range of Fajr-5 missiles: 3.5m (Source: IDF)

Jewish population of Israel/ under Israeli jurisdiction (i.e. including West Bank settlements): 5.9m (Source)

Non-Jewish population under Israeli jurisdiction (i.e. including Gaza and West Bank): 6.1m

Per capita GDP of Israel in 2011, in dollars: 31,000 (Source: Wikipedia)

Per Capita GDP of Gaza in 2011, in dollars: 1,483 (Source)

Verse of Exodus containing the phrase ‘Pillar of Cloud.’ the official codename for Israel’s current Gaza operation: 13:21

Verse of the Koran containing the phrase ‘Stones of Clay,’ Hamas’s codename for its current operations: 105:4

Number of days before Israeli general election: 64

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