A look at the 2012 Gaza War, by the numbers: How many rockets were fired? intercepted? deaths? injuries?

We have much to be thankful for: the 2012 Gaza war is over. The fighting has stopped. Please be praying for Israelis and Palestinians as they begin the process of recovering physically, emotionally, financially and most important spiritually from all that has happened during eight days of war.

Here is a summary of the 2012 Gaza war facts and figures, as reported by the Times of Israel:

Palestinian rocket/missile attacks on Israel:

  • Israel was on the receiving end of a total of 1,506 rockets that were fired from Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense.
  • At least 875 rockets, or 58 percent, landed in open areas
  • 58 — 3.8% — rockets exploded in urban areas
  • Attempted launches of rockets failed 152 times

Success of the Iron Dome system

  • The Iron Dome missile defense system scored 421 interceptions
  • Overall success rate: 84%

IDF strikes in Gaza:

  • the IAF carried out over 1,500 air strikes against targets in Gaza
  • 19 high-level Hamas command centers were hit
  • 980 underground rocket launchers were hit
  • 140 smuggling tunnels were hit
  • 66 tunnels “used for terrorist operations” were hit
  • 42 Hamas operation rooms and bases were hit
  • 26 weapon manufacturing and storage facilities were hit
  • dozens of long-range rocket launchers and launch sites were also hit

Israeli casualties:

  • Five Israelis were killed by rocket fire
  • 240 Israelis were injured

Palestinian casualties:

  • 177 Palestinians were killed by Israeli air strikes — 120 of them
    were “engaged in terrorist activities,” an IDF spokesman said
  • More than 900 Palestinians were injured


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