Disproportionate Damage

GAZA (a population density of cities, such as Toyko, Tel Aviv or Moscow)

Bombing due to conflict in Gaza / Israel (2005-2007)

Israel fired 14,600 155 mm artillery shells into the Gaza Strip

–          59 Palestinians killed and 270 wounded

Palestinian groups in Gaza fired 2,700 rockets into Israel

–          4 Israelis killed and 75 wounded

Deaths due to conflict in Gaza / Israel (2005-2008)

735 Palestinians killed (250 were children under 16) and 8,308 wounded

116 Israelis killed and 1,509 wounded

Operation Cast Lead: (Dec 27, 2008 – Jan 18, 2009) – Israeli invasion of Gaza – (2,360 air strikes)

1,417 Palestinians killed and 5,303 wounded

13 Israelis killed (4 from friendly fire) and 518 wounded

Operation Cast Lead: Infrastructure Destruction (destroyed or damaged)

Gaza Strip (139 square miles): 50,800+ residents displaced, US$2 Billion of damage, 14,000+ homes, 170 schools, 68 kindergartens, 68 government buildings, 31 non-governmental offices; 58 health facilities, 15 hospitals, 43 health care centers; 1 rehabilitation center, 16 health staff were killed, 29 ambulances, 187 greenhouses, 104 miles of roads, 2,232 hectares (22.32 km2) of demolished zones, 15 electrical transformers, 700 factories, 240 gas stations, 10 water or sewage lines, 13 water wells, 8,693 roof-top water tanks, 3,966 solar heaters, 1 prison, 31 security compounds, 24 police stations, 24 mosques, 50 UN facilities, tons of food and fuel, 60% of agriculture industry

Note: Israel has not yet revised the policy prohibiting clearance of reconstruction materials to enter into Gaza

Israel: 1,500 homes/buildings, 9 educational facilities, 3 synagogues, 327 vehicles, agricultural fields

LEBANON

Second Lebanon War / July War: July 12, 2006-September 8, 2006 (Israeli invasion of Lebanon)

Lebanese: 500 soldiers killed, 4 captured and 1500 wounded / 1191 civilians killed (357 were children under 13) and 4409 wounded; 2/3 of civilian casualties were women and children

Israeli: 121 soldiers killed, 2 captured and 628 wounded / 44 civilians killed and 1489 wounded

Issues that Led to War

Lebanese: 5 Hezbollah soldiers killed, 4 Lebanese prisoners, Israeli control of the Shebaa Farms

Israel: 8 Israeli soldiers killed, 2 wounded and 2 prisoners; rocket attacks toward Israeli military positions

Bombing due to conflict in Lebanon / Israel

Israel fired 102,500 artillery shells into Lebanon, 4.6 million submunitions; 12,000 air strikes; white phosphorus and cluster bombs

Hezbollah fired 4,228 rockets (122 mm) into Israel; cluster bombs; 4,407 submunitions, 113 separate strikes

Operation Change of Direction: Infrastructure Destruction (destroyed or damaged)

Lebanon: 1 million residents displaced, US$4 Billion of damage, 145,000 homes, 2084 buildings, 400 miles of roads, 535 sections of road, 545 cultivated fields, 73 bridges, Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport, 4 ports, Beirut’s lighthouse, water and sewage treatment plants, Jiyeh power station, electrical facilities, 25 fuel stations, 900 commercial structures, 350 schools, 2 hospitals,  coastal radars, milk factory, largest oil spill ever in the Mediterranean, ancient civilian heritage

Israel: 400,000 residents displaced, 1 hospital, Navy ship INS Hanit, 52 Merkava main battle tanks, armored bulldozer, helicopters, cable car station, 16,500 acres (67 km²) of land

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