Skip to comments.IDF officials: Missile attack on Israel would produce less than 300 casualties
Posted on 04/02/2012 11:44:40 PM PDT by U-238
Israel Defense Forces officials told cabinet ministers on Monday that should Israel undergo a coordinated missile attack, there would be less than 300 Israeli casualties.
The number was mentioned by IDF officials during a discussion in Israel's security-diplomatic cabinet, Channel 10 reported on Monday, and is far lower than the number mentioned previously by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who reportedly said that a maximum of 500 Israelis would die in such an attack. During the meeting, a senior official in the Israel Air Force told the cabinet ministers that in the event of a coordinated missile attack on Israel's home front, missiles and rockets would be fired at Israel by the Syrian army, Hezbollah in Lebanon, terror organizations in Gaza, and most probably by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as well.
According to one of the cabinet ministers, the IAF believes that for three weeks, thousands of missiles and rockets would land in Israel, and the number of people dead would reach 300, as well as hundreds of people wounded and severe damage to property and infrastructure. The officer who presented the data before the ministers noted that the scenario is an assessment based on the situation in 2012, but could change in the future
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They should kill a thousand for each one they lose in return. The Gaza Strip and Southern Lebanon can be covered by 155 mm howitzers.
I think the Middle East will be on fire.
Especially if you suscribe to the IDF’s Samson Option.
Mekhtoub! It is written! when the Shi’ite hits the fan, it will go Biblical..
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‘”Israel has been building nuclear weapons for 30 years. The Jews understand what passive and powerless acceptance of doom has meant for them in the past, and they have ensured against it. Masada was not an example to followit hurt the Romans not a whit, but Samson in Gaza? What would serve the Jew-hating world better in repayment for thousands of years of massacres but a Nuclear Winter. Or invite all those tut-tutting European statesmen and peace activists to join us in the ovens? For the first time in history, a people facing extermination while the world either cackles or looks awayunlike the Armenians, Tibetans, World War II European Jews or Rwandanshave the power to destroy the world. The ultimate justice?”’
I'm no rocket scientist but those numbers sounds awfully low. Sounds more like an Obama Administration estimate.
This is an air force estimate. Civil Defense has a much higher figure.
“I’m no rocket scientist but those numbers sounds awfully low. Sounds more like an Obama Administration estimate.”
One dead Israeli is too many.
The numbers are based on extrapolating out from the Israeli casualties to Hez rockets in the recent Lebanon war.
And yes, it takes into account Hez’ updating their stocks with newer munitions), as well as also Israel’s new determination to carpet bomb any areas of major launch sites.
Just taking out the launching pads and depos, messing up the supply lines and other such legitimate military necessities will cause plenty of civilian casualties, and the MSM will hype it up to the max enough, that there’s no need to violate the rules of war. They aim for civilians, crickets. In retaliation we degrade their capacity to aim at civilians, any and all collateral damage = angry chimp noises.
Very Good Point.