After 11 days of rocket attacks and airstrikes, Israel and the Hamas terror group have agreed to stop the fighting. Here are some numbers summarizing Operation Guardian of the Wall:
Around 4,000 rockets were fired by Palestinian terror groups at Israeli cities, communities and army bases, hundreds of which landed inside the Gaza Strip. The Israel Defense Forces says 90% of the rockets aimed at populated areas in Israel were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system.
12 people were killed in Israel, including nine Israelis and three foreign workers — two from Thailand, one from India. Two of the fatalities died of injuries sustained during a rush to a bomb shelter, while the rest died from a direct rocket impact or shrapnel. Additionally, over 350 people were injured.
On the Palestinian side, the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry has given a death toll of 232, including more than 66 minors, and more than 1,600 injured in thousands of Israeli airstrikes. But some analysts suspect that is an undercount and that more Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad fighters have been killed. The IDF says it has killed 225 members of terror groups.
The Israel military also says some of the Gaza civilian fatalities were killed by the terror groups’ own rockets falling short and exploding in Gaza.