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Update on Op. Protective Edge Monday 4th August

Israeli Embassy in LondonThe statistics and information below are from Israel’s London embassy update on Operation Protective Edge and we pass them on to help you have accurate information on the situation.

 

PM Netanyahu holds security discussion at IDF Southern Command

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Monday, 4 August 2014), made the following remarks at the conclusion of a discussion at IDF Southern Command headquarters, with the participation of Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz and GOC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Sammy Turgeman:

“The campaign in Gaza is continuing. What is about to conclude is the IDF action to deal with the tunnels but this operation will end only when quiet and security are restored to the citizens of Israel for a lengthy period. We struck a very severe blow at Hamas and the other terrorist organizations. We have no intention of attacking the residents of Gaza. In practice, it is Hamas that is attacking them and denying them humanitarian aid. I think that the international community needs to strongly condemn Hamas and also demand, just as we are demanding, that the rehabilitation of Gaza be linked to its demilitarization.”

This map highlights how Hamas is placing its rocket launchers in civilian areas.

Hamas mapMAIN EVENTS IN NUMBERS

  • Over 3127 Rockets have been fired by Hamas since July 8th
  • 75% of Israelis are in Rocket Range.
  • There has been over 558 Iron Dome Interceptions
  • The IDF has neutralised over 4626 Terror Targets
  • 81 Israeli Civilians have been Injured and 3 civilians have been killed
  • 447 IDF soldiers have been injured and 64 Killed
  • 8750 Palestinians have been injured and 1347 have been Killed

ISRAELI HUMANITARIAN AID & SUPPORT TO GAZA

Yesterday, Sunday 3rd August, the Kerem Shalom Crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip was open for goods and medical equipment for the people of Gaza. 186 trucks passed into Gaza carrying the following materials:

  • 102 trucks with food
  • 3,000 unites of blood
  • Tanks of water
  • Generators
  • Medical equipment
  • Animal Feed
  • Clothing
  • 71,000 liters of gasoline
  • 73,000 liters of diesel for transportation
  • 105,000 liters of diesel for UNRWA
  • 87.8 tons of gas

ARTICLES OF INTEREST The Tower – Dark Side of UNRWA Emerges with Discovery of Terror Tunnel Hidden Inside Clinic Melanie Philips, The Times – You’re not getting the real truth about Gaza Leo McKinstrey, Daily Express – We will pay a terrible price for supporting Hamas Douglas Murray, Spectator – Hamas censors British journalists. Why don’t we care? Washington Post – Forty questions for the international media in Gaza

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