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The Gaza Numbers Game: 18% and 14%

August 6, 2014

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Here are a few numbers about Gaza that are not widely known.

18% of the rockets fired by Hamas (by IDF calculations), which is to say about 600 rockets, were fired from schools, hospitals, mosques, and cemeteries.

14% of the rockets fired by Hamas actually fell inside Gaza. That’s more than 450 rockets, and before Israel is blamed for every bit of damage done inside Gaza by rocket fire a calculation must be made of the damage inflicted by Hamas itself.

A final number to add: 10.  Ten is the number of electricity generators Israel has sent into Gaza as of today. It is also repairing the electricity lines into Gaza, for most of the power to Gaza comes from Israel rather than Egypt. As the attacks on Israel for the humanitarian situation inside Gaza pick up speed, all these numbers should be kept in mind.

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